9 Million People Told To Evacuate

(FiveNation.com)- Last week, Super Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in Japan bringing ferocious winds and record rainfall to the western part of the country. At least two people were killed and nearly 90 injured as transportation was disrupted and manufacturers suspended operations.

The typhoon made landfall late Sunday near Kagoshima city before slamming into the western island of Kyushu and making its way to the main island of Honshu Monday morning.

Around 9 million people were ordered to evacuate as the country prepared for Nanmadol to make landfall.

About 2 million people in southwestern Japan were ordered to evacuate. Residents in 965,000 households across the seaside cities of Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Amakusa were ordered to leave.

One man was found dead inside his car which was found submerged in the middle of a field. Another man died after getting caught in a landslide. At least one other person remained missing and over 80 people had been injured.

By Monday, around 340,000 households, most of them on the island of Kyushu, were without electricity. The Kyushu Railway halted operations on the island and Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways canceled around 800 flights.

After tracking the coastline earlier on Monday, the typhoon made landfall again in Shimane Prefecture in western Honshu, moving east at about 22 miles per hour.

Categorized as a super typhoon, Nanmadol was so massive that it was clearly visible in satellite images, making it one of the largest typhoons to hit the country in years.

A super typhoon is the equivalent of a category 4 or category 5 hurricane.

While bouts of heavy rain hammered Tokyo, businesses in the capital continued to operate as usual.

Nanmadol was the 14th typhoon to hit Japan this year.