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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 September 2005, 08:28 GMT 09:28 UK
In pictures: Typhoon Nabi

Splashing water from a sea which floods a road as a powerful typhoon approaches to the southern Japan in Naze, Amami Oshima Island, Monday, Sept 5, 2005.

Typhoon Nabi has been lashing southern Japan, bringing winds of 144km/h (89mph) and torrential rain.

A huge wave smashes a national highway as a powerful typhoon approaches to the southern Japan in Kagoshima, Monday, Sept 5, 2005.

The typhoon's slow speed is making its impact all the more destructive.

A flooded street is closed in Kagoshima, 06 September 2005.

Some roads have been closed and ferry services and flights cancelled.

Bicycles have been pushed over by strong winds at a ferry port in Kagoshima, 05 September 2005

Thousands of people evacuated their homes on the southern island of Kyushu and the neighbouring island of Shikoku.

Vehicles drive through a flooded road in Kagoshima, 06 September 2005

About 800mm (32 inches) of rain have fallen in some parts of Kyushu in 24 hours.

A woman walks in strong winds and heavy rain in Kagoshima, 06 September 2005.

Nabi was still making life difficult on Tuesday, despite the winds easing slightly after the storm's eye reached landfall.

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