Evacuation Orders For 3 Million People In Japan

Evacuation orders for 3 million people in Japan

Evacuation orders are in place for nearly 3 million people in Japan because of the storm Hagibis.

As of 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the directives apply to residents in parts of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Shizuoka prefectures.

An evacuation order means authorities consider the likelihood of a disaster to be imminent, and are urging people to immediately move to safety.

Evacuation advisories are in place for over 5 million people. Both the orders and advisories are ranked at a level of 4 on a scale of 5.