Japan floods.... after days of torrential rain in Fukuoka and Oita

From: Mr. Man-wai Chang (toylet...)


Japan floods: 11 missing, 500,000 to evacuate after days of torrential
rain in Fukuoka and Oita

Full story:
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-06/japan-floods-almost-500000-asked-to-evacuate/8684472>;

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Japan's weather bureau said the amount of rain in the region had broken
all records and was continuing to fall.

Parts of Fukuoka prefecture were hit by *774 millimetres of rain in nine
hours* on Wednesday, more than two times the amount of rain that falls
in a normal July, NHK said.

The massive landslides caused by the flooding left at least tw houses
swept away. Debris is strewn across a wide area hit by floods.

Some 7,500 rescuers, including police, firefighters and soldiers from
Japan's Self Defence Forces, were mobilised to help with evacuations and
search for the missing.

Officials said the military presence could be expanded up to 5,000
people and 50 helicopters if needed.

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