Typhoon Jelwat made landfall in Okinawa, Japan over the weekend causing plenty of damage in its wake, and these two videos below show just how powerful a weakening tropical storm can be. According to The Weather Channel, when the storm hit Okinawa, it had sustained winds of 83 miles per hour and gusts up to 115 mph which obviously is enough to throw cars around a parking lot like toys.

In the first video, U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Kisner record cars being pushed around the parking lot before a small car tips over, slides across the parking lot and then tumbles through the air. The second video shows a cherry Mazda RX-7 at Kadena Air Force Base come within feet of becoming another victim of the storm as a dumpster slides right past the car slamming into a minivan.

As bad as the videos look, things could have been much worse, as Jelawat had been recorded as a Super Typhoon with winds around 160 mph just earlier last week and was downgraded to a less powerful typhoon before making landfall. Check out the carnage the wind can cause in the videos below, but beware, there is quite a bit of explicit Not Safe For Work language in both.




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      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      *turn off audio*
      William Miller
      • 2 Years Ago
      but what's so funny??
      lolo
      • 2 Years Ago
      the car was not aerodynamic enough lol
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      They wouldn't be laughing if the window their looking thru broke . . . .
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else thinking "Oh no, not the FD!" before watching the 2nd video?
        Soul Shinobi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Yes, it was a teeth clencher. o_o
        RotaryExperiment
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        It missed the front of that FD by (from that perspective) inches!!! Luck was on the FD owners side there.... It looks like the wind had already pushed it out of its spot!
      RCheung28
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why are these guys even laughing
        Brian H
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RCheung28
        Because it wasn't their car
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RCheung28
        [blocked]
        Jettic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RCheung28
        My guess is the destructive force to nature.
      David Zamora
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was stationed just down the street at Camp Hansen...those typhoons are for real. Crappy thing about it is that they last a few days and you have limited access outside of the barracks. In fact, there's not power either....imagine being confined to a barracks, in soggy head that so darn humid, the walls literally sweat in the rooms. And the beds are a nice warm and wet mushy blanket to keep you from sleeping too long. Of course, we had some pretty sweet drinking marathons when these things happened, so it all worked out :)
        Charles2337
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David Zamora
        Makes me wonder why you Americans are there in Japan anyways.
          Chuggowitz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Charles2337
          @ Ashton Oh yeah, vacationing at a US Military base.
          Ashton
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Charles2337
          Probably taking a vaca, y does it matter?
          Garrett
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Charles2337
          Because Japan is our ally and allows us to have bases there. American troops in Japan regularly do joint training exercises with the JSDF, Korean Marines and Australian Army. If you require further reasoning see this image http://www.pacom.mil/images/New-AOR_map_07-19-2010-l.jpg
        PiCASSO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David Zamora
        Cool...
      Larry Sartore
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would you park that scion Xb ( Toyota bb ) sideways...that's the next thing to go....
      teh POD
      • 2 Years Ago
      That'll buff right out.
      Larry Sartore
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would you park that scion Xb ( Toyota bb ) sideways...that's the next thing to go....
      ThomasP
      • 2 Years Ago
      (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
      • 2 Years Ago
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