Thousands in shelters as Japan braces for dangerous typhoon

The Japan Meteorological Agency has released a photo showing the satellite image of Typhoon Nanmadol near the southern remote islands of Japan. – AFP pic, September 18, 2022.

THOUSANDS of people were in shelters in southwestern Japan today as powerful Typhoon Nanmadol churned towards the region, prompting authorities to urge nearly three million residents to evacuate.  

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a rare “special warning” for the Kagoshima region in southern Kyushu prefecture—an alert that is issued only when it forecasts conditions seen once in several decades.  

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