4 million people ordered to evacuate in southwestern Japan

More than four million people in Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate as powerful typhoon, Nanmadol, bears down on southwestern Japan.

Local government officials across Japan sent NHK and others information about the orders that they had issued by 11 a.m. Sunday.

A level 5 alert, the highest on Japan's disaster warning scale, was issued to more than 110,000 people in about 55,000 households in Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures.

A total of more than 4,030,000 people in about 1.94 million households affected by a level 4 alert were ordered to evacuate in many parts of Kyushu.