Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) said it was considering issuing a “special warning” as it expected a typhoon to make landfall in the southern island of Kyushu on Sunday.
JMA chief Ryuta Kurora urged residents to evacuate before the storm approached the southern Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu.
“There are risks of unprecedented storms, high waves, storm surges and record rainfall,” Kurora told reporters on Saturday.
The JMA said Kyushu could see 500 millimeters (19.7 inches) of rain and the central Tokai region could receive 300 millimeters on Sunday.
“Maximum caution is required,” he said. “It’s a very dangerous typhoon.”
“The wind will be so fierce that some houses might collapse,” Kurora warned.
According to the JMA, Typhoon Nanmadol was carrying gusts up to 270 kilometers per hour (167 miles per hour) near the remote Minami Daito island.
The storm is…