18 September 2022

Millions of People in Southern Japan Ordered to Evacuate their Homes

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  • Japan_Typhoon

Tokyo, September 18 (QNA) - Millions of 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." Typhoon Nanmadol bore down on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu on Sunday with the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warning of gales and high waves.
Major floods and landslides are expected to bring serious consequences. The Japanese government has issued a maximum alert for Kyushu, one of four islands that together make up most of Japan, with a total population of 13 million people.
Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to continue approaching the centre of Japan and reach the capital city Tokyo in the coming days. Land and sea transport services have been suspended. (QNA)


Keywords

General, Asian countries, Japan
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