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1 million urged to flee as typhoon bears down on Japan

(CNN) - About 80,000 residents have been ordered to flee and more than 1 million people were urged to evacuate Nagoya, a city in central Japan, Tuesday as a typhoon was expected to hit the area.

Despite the evacuation warnings, a little more than 60 people had evacuated the city by Tuesday afternoon, the city government said. More were expected to leave in the evening as the storm came closer.

Typhoon Roke was packing winds of 115 mph and was predicted to make landfall with heavy rain some time Wednesday, said CNN meteorologist Jennifer Delgado.  

The storm was expected to hit south of Osaka and could drench some areas with about 10 inches of rain, Delgado said.

Two areas in the Nagoya were ordered to evacuate because of the threat of flooding from the Shonai River, officials said.

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