9 million told to evacuate after super typhoon Nanmadol slams southern Japan, heads toward Tokyo


Officials in Japan have ordered 9 million people to evacuate as the powerful super typhoon Nanmadol pummels the island nation with winds gusting up to 145 mph (234 km/h) and bears down on Tokyo, home to nearly 14 million inhabitants. 

Dozens of people were injured and two people have died since the storm made landfall on Sunday morning (Sept. 18) on Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost large island, and then on Monday (Sept. 19), Nanmadol slammed into Honshu, the largest of Japan’s islands, BBC News reported

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