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Japan floods: 'Extreme danger' amid record rainfall

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:57 pm
by deja vu
Parts of western Japan hit by deadly floods and landslides are facing unprecedented danger as more downpours are expected, officials warn.

"We've never experienced this kind of rain before," a weather official said. More than 60 people are dead and dozens missing after record rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks in Hiroshima and other areas.

Two million people have been ordered to evacuate. PM Shinzo Abe said rescuers were "working against time". "There are still many people missing and others in need of help," the prime minister told reporters on Sunday.

The death toll is near 100, and rescue operations are ongoing. ... s-10510932
AKA, Japan: The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose on Monday (Jul 9) to nearly 100, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.

Dozens of people remain missing after the days of torrential rains that have caused flash floods and landslides. Rescue workers and troops have been struggling in the mud and water to save lives.

Re: Japan floods: 'Extreme danger' amid record rainfall

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 pm
by deja vu
An update -

The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan reached 126 on Monday, and 86 people were still missing after massive flooding and landslides
destroyed homes and displaced tens of thousands of people. As of late Monday, 47 deaths were reported in Hiroshima Prefecture, followed by 36 in
Okayama and 25 in Ehime.

Rescue operations by Self-Defense Forces personnel and others continued in disaster-hit areas, while the Meteorological Agency warned that landslides
and flooding continue to pose a danger. ... 0Oin8Inapo

One can only hope no more are killed by this storm. They have a lot to still search and need our prayers.

Re: Japan floods: 'Extreme danger' amid record rainfall

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:58 pm
by dreamon
Death toll is up to 155 and many still missing. This will be a long recovery for those affected by the heavy rain. ... 0U5YcInapo

and ... 0U5U8Inapo

Re: Japan floods: 'Extreme danger' amid record rainfall

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:47 pm
by deja vu
An update and a new issue facing Japan. They now have a double weather whammy to deal with, and both extremely dangerous.

First the flood situation - ... 0v4YcInapo
The government plans to designate the torrential rain that wreaked havoc in western Japan as a disaster of extreme severity so subsidies for reconstruction projects in the affected areas can be increased, it was learned Sunday.

At the daily meeting of the disaster response headquarters in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the heavy rain ā€œis now expected to be designated as an extremely severe disaster.ā€

The government is trying to expedite the Cabinet decision on the designation while trying to get a full picture of damage from the rain, which triggered floods and hundreds of landslides, officials said.

And the heat wave gripping parts of the country - ... 0v46MInapo
Heat wave blamed for deaths of two people; over 2,000 others taken to hospital

Jul 15, 2018

Two people died and more than 2,000 people suffered heatstroke or exhaustion Sunday as a heat wave continued to scorch Japan over the three-day weekend, a Kyodo News tally showed.

Temperatures rose above 35 C in many parts of western and eastern Japan with the highest for the day at 38.8 C recorded in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, and in the town of Ibigawa, Gifu Prefecture.

The tally showed that two people died in Shiga and Saga prefectures while 2,061 people across the nation were taken to hospital due to heatstroke or exhaustion on Sunday.

The extreme heat made it harder to carry out relief operations in the regions ravaged by the recent flooding and landslides.

Re: Japan floods: 'Extreme danger' amid record rainfall

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:41 am
by CielOnTap
Shigeru Ban, a person with past experience in constructing lightweight shelters for residents in public buildings due to earthquake or other natural events, is in the news again. He and his volunteer architect organization assembled privacy structures with tubes and fabric to give rainfall evacuees a sense of walls during their stays.