Typhoon No. 14 Nan Madol is approaching.

It is now a very strong medium-sized typhoon, which has started moving north along the Japanese archipelago.

In Jeju and Busan and Gyeongnam, where typhoons pass by, thorough preparation is necessary.

The turning point for us is between tonight (18th) night and tomorrow morning.

First, let's take a look at the situation in Kyushu, southern Japan, where typhoons are hitting.

The strong rain and wind caused power outages one after another, and more than 6.9 million residents were ordered to evacuate.

First news, this is Correspondent Park Sang-jin.


A construction site in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

The crane bent like a tow in the strong wind.

The tree was broken by the wind and rain, and the bus sign supported by the stone fell without a hitch.

Super Typhoon Nanmadol hit southern Kyushu, Japan, including Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures.

The instantaneous maximum wind speed in the region recorded 50.9 m/s, and it is expected that 500 mm of heavy rain will fall in the southern part of Kyushu and 400 mm in the northern part by noon tomorrow.

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[Kato / Meteorological Administration Weather Monitoring and Alert Center Director: It is raining a lot that I have never experienced before.

Safety must be ensured immediately in a life-threatening situation.]

Special typhoon warnings have been issued for Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, but this is the first time that a typhoon special warning has been issued outside of Okinawa.

Nine elderly people were injured, such as a fall in a strong wind or broken glass in an evacuation facility.

About 142,000 households were cut off in four Kyushu prefectures, and cell phone communication failures occurred in some areas.

Evacuation orders were issued to 3.23 million households and 6.9 million people due to fears of major damage.

Flight 529 to and from the Kyushu region was canceled and ships also stopped operating.

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The Kyushu area Shinkansen has been completely suspended from this afternoon to tomorrow, and from tomorrow afternoon, the Shinkansen between Osaka and Nagoya will also stop operating.

Due to the typhoon, it rained heavily in Tokyo, and some subway lines were filled with water, and the service was suspended.

The Korea Meteorological Administration urged special attention, saying that there is a possibility of a large-scale disaster that occurs once every few decades as an unprecedented and dangerous typhoon.

(Video coverage: Cheol-min Han, video editing: Hye-young Choi)