A special alert has been issued for the southwestern part of Japan due to the 14th typhoon Nanmoodle this season. Record rainfall is likely due to nonmodels.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), on Sunday (September 18), Typhoon Nanmadol is moving towards the main island of Kaiyu in the south of the country.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued warnings of severe storms and high waves ‘unprecedented’ due to the situation in Nanmoodle. Such special warnings usually occur once every few decades.

On Sunday morning, 25,680 homes in the Kagoshima region and neighboring Miyazaki region were left without power.

The JMA forecast said 500mm of rain could fall in southern Kyushu on Sunday. Even a typhoon can produce wind gusts of up to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour). On the other hand, central Tokai region may receive 300 mm rainfall.

The US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center has named the Japanese typhoon as a ‘super typhoon’. The center also noted that the typhoon is likely to cause record rainfall as well as a multi-fold rise in river levels.

Railway operators have canceled train services in the region due to the super typhoon. Convenience store chain Seven-Eleven Japan has temporarily closed about 950 stores.

The country’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said about 2.9 million residents have been warned to evacuate.

(September 18)