The government has advised a million people to evacuate the Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima due to torrential downpours.
More than a million people have been evacuated amid torrential rain in southern Japan. The swift response comes a year after authorities were criticized for a slow reaction to landslides that killed over 200 people.
The tropical storm has forced the cancellations of hundreds of flights and trains in Japan, and the government has warned more than 400,000 to prepare to evacuate. The travel chaos comes amid peak tourism season.
Parts of Germany have come to a standstill after storms and torrential rain, especially in the south. One person died and daily life has been disrupted. The worst weather appears to be over, for now.
Chinese authorities have put coastal areas of Zhejiang province on high alert ahead of a strong typhoon. Winds and rain from Typhoon Lekima have already battered southern Japan and Taiwan.
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