Rescue work take: More than 40 people died in Floods in Japan

The severe storms in the southwest of Japan have demanded until Monday, at least 44 deaths. The authorities in the hardest-hit Prefecture of Kumamoto reported t

Rescue work take: More than 40 people died in Floods in Japan

The severe storms in the southwest of Japan have demanded until Monday, at least 44 deaths. The authorities in the hardest-hit Prefecture of Kumamoto reported that more and more people as missing, so that the number of dead is likely to rise. On Monday, more rain hampered the rescue and cleanup work. Long hours of heavy rain at the weekend on the southern main island of Kyushu to major Flooding and landslides.

Patrick Welter

a correspondent for Economics and policy in Japan, based in Tokyo.

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The rain in front, a little to the North was postponed on Monday. For the Northern part of the Island, including the cities of Nagasaki and Fukuoka, called the authorities, the highest warning level. The meteorologists spoke of a lot of rain, the not have given it for decades. The airport of Nagasaki reported so much water on the Start and country lanes as it has been since records began in the seventies.

The heavy rains should continue according to the forecast until at least Tuesday. Pictures and Videos on Monday showed overflowing rivers, devastated houses and streets thick with mud, and wood debris were covered. Rice fields were flooded, roads were under water. Hundreds of thousands of people were asked to bring prior to expected further Flooding and mountain slides in safety. The concern in many places, that could spread in full shelters the Coronavirus faster.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 13:20

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