Floods in Japan: hundreds of thousands to flee

Due to massive Flooding and landslides in a row, the torrential rain to bring in the southwest of Japan, hundreds of thousands of people to safety. The authorit

Floods in Japan: hundreds of thousands to flee

Due to massive Flooding and landslides in a row, the torrential rain to bring in the southwest of Japan, hundreds of thousands of people to safety. The authorities in the severely affected provinces of Kumamoto and Kagoshima, on Japan's southwestern main island of Kyushu called on Saturday more than 200,000 people to leave their homes and shelters to visit.

All the residential areas were under water, parts of houses were swept away, trees uprooted. On air photographs of the Japanese television of muddy water flooded homes, roads, cars and parts of a bridge were to be seen Two in the hard-hit province of Kumaomoto from a landslide recovered people have no life showed signs of how local media reported. To give more residents of flooded cities there is no contact, it said.

The heavy rainfall could, among other things, the river Kuma in Kumamoto on the shore and led to severe Flooding. In places were landslides are low. The military was called in to help, to support the use of force. The Meteorological Agency in Tokyo for many regions, the highest warning level.

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at an emergency meeting, the deployment of 10 000 soldiers in the disaster region. In addition, the affected people should be provided with emergency goods. The rain front parts in the West of Japan, threatened to Sunday, with heavy rains haunt.

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 03:19

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