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9 Million Ordered to Evacuate as Typhoon Nanmadol Hits Japan

HeadlineSep 19, 2022

In Japan, 9 million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes, as one of the largest typhoons ever to hit Japan made landfall on the southern island of Kyushu Sunday night with winds topping 110 miles per hour. The storm is forecast to bring flooding and landslides to Japan’s main island of Honshu through Wednesday morning. The Japan Meteorological Agency classified the typhoon as “violent” — its most severe category. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged people to seek shelter.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida: “Do not go near dangerous areas. If you feel that you are in danger, do not hesitate to evacuate. Please take early action to save your lives. Evacuation at night is extremely dangerous. Please evacuate to safe areas like high places and sturdy buildings while it is still light.”

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