Super Typhoon Josie (Nanmadol) has the potential to become one of the largest storms to hit Japan in the last 70 years.
🌀 A very dangerous typhoon is heading towards the country’s southern Kyushu island, urging residents to evacuate before powerful winds hit the area.
Typhoon Nanmadol was carrying gusts up to 270 km yesterday near the remote Minami Daito island, 400 km east of Okinawa island.
After bringing drenching rains and high winds to the Kyushu area, Super Typhoon Nanmadol will turn east to bring heavy rains to the Kansai area before heading towards eastern Japan.
⚠️ The storm is expected to approach or make landfall on Sunday in the southern Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu, then move north the following day before heading towards the main Japanese island.
There are risks of unprecedented storms, high waves, storm surges and record rainfall.
The wind will be so fierce that some houses might collapse.
Heavy rains are expected to begin late Saturday night and continue through next week.
📸 Graphics provided by NOAA and PAGASA
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