Millions told to evacuate as Typhoon Nanmadol heads for Japan

Millions told to evacuate as Typhoon Nanmadol heads for Japan

About two million people in southwestern Japan have been ordered to evacuate ahead of a powerful typhoon forecast to hit the region on Sunday, according to public broadcaster NHK-World Japan.

Unprecedented storms and rainfall could strike Japan’s southwest island of Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned on Sunday, calling the typhoon “large and very strong.”

“In Kagoshima Prefecture, there is a risk of storms, high waves and storm surges like never experienced before,” the JMA wrote, adding that it could cause a “large-scale disaster.”

Weather officials have issued an emergency warning for Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu island, NHK reported.

Residents in 965,000 households have been ordered to evacuate across the seaside cities of Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Amakusa.

A level five alert, the highest on Japan’s disaster warning scale, was issued to more than 14,000 people in the city of Nishinoomote on Kyushu island, NHK reported.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/17/asia/japan-typhoon-nanmadol-intl-hnk/index.html


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