Typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan; 2 people confirmed dead


Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press) — Great Typhoon Nanmadol has hit many parts of Japan, leaving two people dead, one person missing and more than 50 others injured.

The 14th typhoon of the year moved northeast around Yamaguchi prefecture in western Japan and along the coast of the neighboring Sanin region around Monday evening after crossing the south- west of Kyushu from Sunday evening to Monday morning.

Typhoon Nanmadol, which is no longer extremely powerful, is expected to head towards the northeast Tohoku region on Tuesday morning after leaving the central Hokuriku region. It is expected to become an extratropical cyclone Tuesday afternoon.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has put residents of large areas on high alert for high winds, high waves and high tides, as well as landslides and river flooding caused by heavy rains.

The agency downgraded its special warnings for high winds, high waves and high tides issued Saturday night in Kyushu’s Kagoshima prefecture to warnings or advisories or lifted them at 8 a.m. Monday (2300 GMT Sunday). A special heavy rain warning issued for most parts of Miyazaki Prefecture, also in Kyushu, was downgraded to an 11 a.m. warning on Monday.

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