Millions in Japan told to evacuate as Typhoon Nanmadol approaches
Authorities urge four million people on Kyushu Island to evacuate as Typhoon Nanmadol bears down on southern Japan.The super typhoon was near the southern island of Yakushima, packing maximum surface winds of 162km/h (101mph) as it slowly headed north to Kyushu, the country’s third-largest and southernmost island, where it could make landfall later in the day, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Sunday.
© via Reuters The Nanmadol typhoon has been falling on Japan since Sunday, September 18, 2022. Here, intense rains in Kagoshima.
A powerful typhoon bearing the name Nanmadol touched earth south of Japan this Sunday, September 18, 2022. The heavy weather expected had prompted the authorities to recommend four million people to evacuate. Many damage has already been caused. © Yuichi Yamazaki / AFP many households have already been cut with electricity, and the strong winds cause many damage, like here in Kagoshima, where part of this tree has fallen.
Typhon Nanmadol, expected this Sunday, September 18, 2022, touched earth in the early evening in the south of Japan. Gusts up to 270 km/h were expected.
Thousands in shelters as Japan braces for dangerous typhoon
Thousands of people were in shelters in southwestern Japan on Sunday as powerful Typhoon Nanmadol churned towards the region, prompting authorities to urge nearly three million residents to evacuate. So far, 2.9 million residents in Kyushu have been issued with evacuation warnings, according to the government's Fire and Disaster Management Agency, and Kagoshima officials said over 8,500 people were already in local shelters by Sunday morning. The evacuation warnings call on people to move to shelter or alternative accommodation that can withstand extreme weather.
© Yuichi Yamazaki / AFP in Kagoshima, these bikes were completely overturned by the wind this Sunday, September 18, 2022.
violent winds and numerous damage
This typhoon, the fourteenth of the season in Japan, was classified "violent" by the Japanese meteorological agency.
The typhoon should win eastern Japan
on Kyushu Island, the authorities had recommended 4 million people to evacuate. The inhabitants of many cities have been summoned to take shelter, in front of the torrential rains, the strong winds and the risks of floods. © Yuichi Yamazaki / AFP The Seven-Eleven store chain, here a shop in the Kagoshima region has closed its 610 stores in the Kyushu and Chugoku regions since Saturday evening.
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Super typhoon batters southern Japan forcing thousands to flee their homes
A powerful typhoon bearing down on southern japan has seen the region battered by gales and torrential rain leading to blackouts, major transport disruption and the evacuation of thousands of people. © Reuters Weather forecasters have warned of strong winds and high waves "like never experienced before", with the threat of rivers overflowing and landslides. Typhoon Nanmadol, classified as a super typhoon by the US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center, is slowly heading north to the country's main southern island of Kyushu.
- siraj nooorani (@sirajnorani) Rain and destructive landslide Risk to japan's Southernmost Main Island, After Millions WEE ORDERED TO Seek Shelter from the story.
- The New York Times (@nytimes) September 18, 2022
The typhoon nanmadol was classified "Super Typhon" by the American Navy.
It should gradually turn northeast and sweep the main island of Japan, Honshu, until Wednesday morning.
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