Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol has triggered power shortages across Japan's southwestern region of Kyushu, affecting more than 140,000 households.
Kyushu Electric Power Company says that as of 8 p.m. on Monday, blackouts had occurred in all of the region's 7 prefectures.
Chugoku Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Company says that as of 5 p.m., some 8,450 households in the western region had no power.
Chubu Electric Power Grid in central Japan says that as of 8 p.m., some 2,300 households had lost power.
Utility company officials are calling on residents to refrain from approaching damaged power lines and utility poles that have fallen to the ground.