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Typhoon Nanmdol makes landfall in Japan causings floods and landslides

Nearly six million people were still under evacuation warnings after Typhoon Nanmadol slammed into Japan on Monday, dumping heavy rain, paralysing traffic and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.

Two people have died and more than 100 were injured. About 130,000 homes, most of them in the Kyushu region, were still without electricity on Tuesday morning. Many convenience stores were closed at one point and there was disruption to some supply lines.

Japan is struck by about 20 typhoons a year, mainly in the autumn, and routinely experiences heavy rainfall that causes landslides and flash floods.

Experts have warned that typhoons are travelling much slower and causing more damage across Japan in September, a trend that has been attributed to global heating.

Read more at the Guardian 

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