• Heavy rains in southwestern Japan caused floods and landslides
  • As a result of the landslides, one person was killed and several others were missing. Searches are in progress
  • Due to extreme flood risks, 1.8 million people were called for non-compulsory evacuation
  • According to the local meteorological station, precipitation is scheduled to move to other regions of Japan in the coming days
  • Last month, landslides caused by torrential rain left 23 people missing, four of whom have yet to be found.
  • Recordings and photos from the rescue operations appear on local television stations. Item damage is also visible
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Authorities in Hiroshima and the northern part of Kyushu issued the highest alert for evacuation and the local meteorological agency reported on Saturday about unprecedented levels of rain in the area.

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A woman has died and her husband and daughter are missing after a landslide destroyed two homes in Nagasaki Prefecture. More than 150 soldiers have been deployed along with police and firefighters to assist in rescue operations near the landslide. “They are carefully searching for the missing residents while also fearing any further mudslides as the heavy rain continues,” a local official told AFP.


Higashiyama is located in Kyoto Prefecture

The western part of the country is the hardest hit by the torrential rains, but forecasts are that heavy rains will occur in the following days across the country. Japan. More than 1.8 million people in seven prefectures are now in effect, according to Japan’s NHK Voluntary Evacuation Warnings.

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It is very likely that a catastrophe has already occurred. Even in areas where the risk of landslides and floods is not usually high, Yoshi Adachi of the Japan Meteorological Agency told AFP, describing the continuing rainfall as “unprecedented”.

Videos and television images show the flooded city streets with rescuers pulling residents onto lifeboats. According to local media, the Saga and Fukuoka rivers in Kyushu have already been flooded, and the water level is still rising. Kumamoto authorities in southwestern Japan are also searching for a 76-year-old man who disappeared while trying to secure his boat in a rising river.

Photo: Masaki Akizuki/Yomiuri/The Yomiuri Shimbun via AFP/AFP

The view shows flooded houses and rice fields in a flooded area in Takeo, Saga Prefecture. August 14, 2021

Another mudslide in Hirosemium One person was seriously injured Friday night. In the city of Kurumi, rivers overflowed and residents were evacuated from their homes on inflatable boats, and rescuers dragged them along the flooded city streets.


Severe flooding in Kurumi, Fukuoka Prefecture, western Japan

According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, dozens of homes across the country have been damaged by floods and mudslides. “People should take steps to ensure their safety,” the agency representative told a news conference.

– The rain front has practically not moved, and when it is supplied with warm and humid air, it is more active – he added. “Shinkinsen” high-speed trains to the southern city of Hakata and Osaka to the west have been temporarily suspended.

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A landslide caused by heavy rain covers the road in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. August 14, 2021

Landslides triggered by heavy rain last month left 23 people missing, four of whom are still missing. In 2018, more than 200 people were killed by floods that swept western Japan during the annual rainy season.

Photo: Masaki Akizuki/Yomiuri/The Yomiuri Shimbun via AFP/AFP

Floods caused by heavy rain in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture, western Japan. August 14, 2021