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Super Typhoon Nanmadol left behind ruins in Japan!

Rescue workers in Japan have issued a warning about the potential for mudslides and flooding as the country braces for the biggest storm in decades. Typhoon Nanmadol hit the southernmost island of Kyushu early Sunday morning and killed at least two people and hurt at least 90 more.

More than 350,000 houses have been isolated, and 9 million people have been told to leave their homes. Within the next 24 hours, we might get as much as 400 millimeters (16 inches) of precipitation.

A landslide buried another person, and the state TV reported that one person drowned when his car fell into the water. Sadly, there is a new name on the missing list. There were 87 injuries reported. Maximum wind speeds of the super typhoon were 234 kilometers per hour (145 miles per hour), which caused widespread damage to buildings and disruption to commerce and transportation. It's the same as a hurricane with a Category 4 or 5 rating.

Heavy rain has pounded the Japanese capital of Tokyo, forcing the closure of the Tozai subway line due to flooding. There was a shutdown of companies and the cancellation of hundreds of flights, as well as bullet trains and ferries. As shown on local television, trees have been uprooted and roofs torn off of structures.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has postponed a visit to New York, where he was scheduled to give a speech to the UN General Assembly to follow up on the aftermath of the hurricane.

The storm is forecast to turn east and pass over Japan's main island of Honshu before moving out to sea by Wednesday.

A natural phenomenon known as La Nia has been blamed by scientists for causing predictions of an active hurricane season this year. Climate change could affect how often and how strong hurricanes are by making the water in the Atlantic and Caribbean warmer.

Typhoon season has begun in Japan, where an average of 20 storms hit every year. Extreme weather, such as heat waves, droughts, and flash floods, is becoming more common and more severe as a result of climate change, according to scientists.

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