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04th Sep 2018

WATCH: Parts of Japan are being evacuated as it expects the biggest storm in 25 years

Rudi Kinsella

Typhoon Jebi

It is being reported that two people have died as a result of the extreme weather conditions.

Typhoon Jebi has hit Japan, and it looks like the effects are going to be devastating.

The country has been bracing for flooding as the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years tears through parts of the west of Japan.

Local media have reported that two people have already died as a result of the violent weather, as well as a number of people being injured.

A number of videos have emerged of footage of the weather wreaking havoc on the nation.

Over a million people have been told to evacuate certain parts of the west of Japan on Monday.

Channel News Asia reported that more than a million households were left without power by the storm, and evacuation advisories were issued for nearly 1.2 million people, though only another 16,000 were under stronger – though still not mandatory – evacuation orders.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had urged people to evacuate early and ordered the government to take all necessary measures to protect residents of the affected areas after the weather agency warned of extremely dangerous conditions.

Abe said: “I urge the Japanese people to take action to protect your lives, including preparing and evacuating early.”