It was a busy week around the globe for severe weather as Typhoon Neoguri inundated Japan, deadly storms wreaked havoc across the Northeast and sweltering heat moved into the Northwest.
In addition, deadly rip currents claimed the lives of two off the coast of Southern California. On Sunday, July 9, veteran lifeguard Ben Carlson, 32, drowned as the result of a rip current rescue off the coast of Newport Beach, California the Associated Press reported.
Another swimmer died on Wednesday in Abalone Cove in Rancho Palos Verdes, California according to KABC in Los Angeles.
Typhoon Neoguri, once designated a super typhoon, brought torrential rain, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge to the far northern Ryukyu Islands and Kyushu Island as Neoguri moved on shore. Parts of Kyushu received up to 6 inches of rain on Monday.
Neoguri, one of the strongest storms ever to hit Japan this time of year, slammed into the mainland early Thursday morning local time, forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands of people.
The storm brought widespread flooding and mudslides, which damaged hundreds of homes. The town of Nagiso suffered significant damage from a mudslide, with at least one casualty reported according to the Japan Times.
The Times reported that the storm left seven dead and nearly 50 injured.
Ishigaki: Roaring winds make it hard to walk. The howling is unbelievable. Gusts smack at you like punches. #Neoguri pic.twitter.com/rjJJLRKQcm— asianskys (@asianskys) July 8, 2014