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Super Typhoon Prompts Japan to Urge Evacuations in Kagoshima

Typhoon Nanmadol on Sept. 18.

Typhoon Nanmadol on Sept. 18.

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Millions of residents are being urged to evacuate as a super typhoon heads for Japan’s southwestern Kagoshima prefecture in the Kyushu region.

Typhoon Nanmadol, with wind speeds clocked as fast as 70 meters per second (157 mph), could bring stronger winds and heavier rain than most people have experienced, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.