A typhoon brought heavy rain and the risk of devastating landslides to Japan's southernmost main island on Sunday.

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And more than 8 million people were ordered to evacuate and take shelter from the powerful storm, which was expected to exceed all the lengths.

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Some areas of the southern island of Kyushu were expected to receive 20 inches or more of rain, which the region has not seen in decades, officials said.

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Although heavy rainfall was seen as the primary threat to the safety of residents,

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Winds exceeding 110 miles per hour were also recorded, causing heavy wav

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According to national broadcaster NHK, a total of about 8 million people in about 3,7 million households were ordered to evacuate areas of southern and western Japan.

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Thousands of people sought safety in shelters, and electricity was cut off for about 190,000 households.

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All bullet-train services to Kyushu were suspended, and hundreds of domestic flights were canceled.

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By Sunday evening, a small number of injuries were reported, but no deaths.

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