Nine million Japanese have been told to seek shelter as super typhoon Nanmadol struck Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu. Nanmodal has sustained winds of up to 145 mph, the equivalent of a category 4 or 5 hurricane, and is expected to drop as much as 16 inches of rain within 24 hours. Over 350,000 homes are without power, while thousands seek safety in emergency shelters. Transportation has ground to a halt and businesses have been closed. Nanmodal is expected to hit Japan’s main island of Honshu later in the week.