Thousands in shelters as southwestern Japan braces for dangerous typhoon

Thousands of people were in shelters in southwestern Japan on Sunday as powerful Typhoon Nanmadol headed towards the region, prompting authorities to urge nearly 3 million residents to evacuate.

The Meteorological Agency has issued a rare “special warning” for Kagoshima Prefecture in southern Kyushu – an alert that is only issued when it forecasts dangerous conditions seen once in decades.

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