Flood in Japan: The high-tech country, Japan has been hit by flooding and landslides to a significant amount. The nation has deployed its Self Defense Forces to tackle the situation and rescue people who have been affected by the constant heavy rains across the parts of east and central region due to the Typhoon Etau.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the regions of Ibaraki and Tochigi Prefectures have been on high alert because of the record breaking rainfall. On Thursday, the reports came from the officials. They revealed that this drastic environmental conditions have forced 170,000 people to leave their homes.
Takuya Deshimaru, the Spokesperson of Japan Meteorological Agency told The Reporter Times, “Tochigi Prefecture is facing a grave danger and is in an emergency situation. It is experiencing unprecedented downpour due to the flood in Japan.”
Japan’s NHK has revealed the reports regarding the rainfall happened in the last 24 hours. It said that 500 millimeters of rainfall has been witnessed by the parts of Tochigi in last 24 hours. According to the historical data and weather report, this number is just over the double amount which the region usually faces in September every year.
While, on the other hand, Fukushima Prefecture located in east Japan has experienced 300+ millimeters of rain in the last 48 hours. NHK further added that this is highest level of rainfall seen in the last 50 years in that area.
In particular, the Japan’s officials are specifically concerned about the threat rising due to the continuous mudslides and flood in Japan.
Joso city, north to Tokyo witnessed a head on collision by a wall of water due to the bursting of the Kinugawa River. The rescue teams via Helicopter have reached the required areas to help people out.
Well, as of now, only one person is reportedly missing in that region while 12 people have been reported injured.
These rains are followed by a tropical storm which enabled the winds at a high speed of about 125 km per hour in the central Aichi prefecture.
From the TV footage, it can be clearly seen that people were clinging to the rooftops before rescued by the helicopter teams.
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