Typhoon Nanmadol batters Japan, one killed

The local authorities in Japan have issued evacuation orders for millions of people in the Kyushu, Chugoku and Shikoku region.

Report Himalayas Desk, Sept 19 2022

At least one person was killed and other 70 injured as a powerful typhoon made landfall overnight in Japan, bringing violent winds and forcing millions of people to evacuate in western Japan.

The typhoon Nanmadol as on Monday morning was located near the city of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture in the Chugoku region, and moving north northeast, according to Japan’s national broadcaster NHK.

It said that local authorities have issued evacuation orders for millions of people in the Kyushu, Chugoku, and Shikoku region.

According to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, the rainfall is expected to drench major cities including Tokyo when people are set to return to work on Tuesday after the weekend.

The severe tropical storm has a central atmospheric pressure of 975 hectopascals and a maximum wind speed of 108 kilometers per hour, the NHK said in a report on Monday.

It also said that nearly 1,000 millimeters of rainfall have been recorded in Misato Town, Miyazaki Prefecture since Thursday, “about twice the average for the entire month of September.”

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