At least two dead as Typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan

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A powerful typhoon swept through southwestern Japan on Monday, causing torrential rains and lashing winds that killed at least two people, caused flooding, knocked down power lines and advised millions to evacuate to safety.

After Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture, it headed northeast along Honshu’s west coast. Although the storm has weakened since making landfall late Sunday night, it is still expected to dump as much as 400 millimeters of rain in parts of the region, drenching major cities, including Tokyo, when people return to work Tuesday. after a three-day weekend, the Meteorological Agency said.

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