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Japan braces for Typhoon Nanmadol

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s weather agency warned on Saturday of “unprecedented” risks from a “very dangerous” typhoon heading towards the southern Kyushu island, urging residents to take shelter ahead of the storm.

Typhoon Nanmadol was producing gusts of up to 270 kilometres an hour and classed as a “violent” storm, the agency’s top level, yesterday. By late afternoon it was approaching the remote Minami Daito island, 400 kilometres east of Okinawa island.

The storm is expected to approach or make landfall today in Kyushu’s southern Kagoshima prefecture, then move north the following day before heading towards Japan’s main island.

More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin


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