At least two dead as Typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan

A powerful typhoon swept through southwestern Japan on Monday, unleashing torrential rains and strong winds that killed at least two people, triggered floods, knocked out power lines and saw millions advised to evacuate to safety .

After making landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture, Typhoon Nanmadol was heading northeast along the west coast of Honshu, with maximum sustained winds of 108 kilometers per hour. While the storm has weakened since making landfall on Sunday evening, it is still expected to dump up to 400 millimeters of rain in parts of the region, flooding major cities including Tokyo , when people return to work on Tuesday after a three-day weekend, the Meteorological Agency said.

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