More than 8 million people ordered to evacuate in southern, western Japan

More than 8 million people in southern and western Japan have been ordered to evacuate due to Typhoon Nanmadol.

Local government officials across Japan sent NHK and others information about the orders that they had issued by 7 p.m. on Sunday.

A level 5 alert, the highest on Japan's disaster warning scale, was issued to more than 330,000 people in about 160,000 households in Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Oita prefectures.

A total of nearly 8 million people in about 3.7 million households affected by a level 4 alert were ordered to evacuate in parts of the Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku regions.