Weather of Arabia - Japan began evacuating about two million people from the southern "Kyushu" region in anticipation of Typhoon Nanmadol, and the Japanese Public Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), reported on Saturday evening, that about two million people in the city "were issued orders to evacuate" due to the approach of the typhoon.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a level five warning, the highest level of disaster warning, regarding the preparedness for the typhoon that is expected to hit the southern Kyushu region, according to the agency, and the agency quoted meteorological officials as saying that "a very strong typhoon can cause a type of disaster that does not happen." It only happens once every few decades."
Officials said that winds of up to 180 kilometers (112 miles) per hour will hit north and south Kyushu, as well as the Amami islands, where winds will peak at 252 kilometers (156 miles) per hour on Sunday.
"The utmost caution must be exercised," the agency's head of weather forecasting, Ryota Korora, told reporters, warning that the upcoming typhoon was "very dangerous."
"The winds will be so strong that some houses may collapse," Korora told reporters, warning of floods and landslides.
The authority stated that Japan Airlines and other airlines decided to cancel more than 500 flights that were scheduled for Sunday, and the Japan Railways Group also said that express train services in the country are expected to be affected on Sunday and Monday, according to the authority, and the typhoon is expected to approach the coast. South of Kyushu Island, Sunday, and then changes direction to the northeast towards Honshu Island.
The current season is typhoon season in Japan, which experiences about 20 similar storms every year and torrential rains cause landslides or floods.