Heavy rains causes landslides and flashfloods to different affected areas in Japan

We have been suffering from heavy rain in various parts of the Japanese archipelago. Recommend evacuation to over 100,000 people in Hyogo prefecture. Vigilance is necessary for landslide disasters and river rising. It means that heavy rain in the end of the rainy season has a big disaster risk.

Heavy rain hit the archipelago. Katsuragawa, a tourist attraction in Kyoto, reached the flood danger level in the middle of the afternoon on the 5th. The Kiso river in Nagano Prefecture, an emotional landscape with old buildings lining along the river, but a muddy stream is approaching. In the construction site of Inagawa Town, Hyogo Prefecture, three male workers who were working on drainage were sucked into a drain pipe with a diameter of 1 meter and flowed to a downstream river. Three people were rescued by firefighting, but a 59-year-old man died, and men aged 56 and 62 are conscious that they are injured. The cause of heavy rain is lively Baiu front. The area of ​​rain brought damage from Okinawa to West Japan, East Japan, and various areas. Site of landslides that occurred on 29th last month at Gero city in Gifu Prefecture. A large amount of earth and sand collapsed on the JR Takayama line, and restoration work is ongoing. As the risk of sediment-related disasters increased in Gero city, we extended the evacuation direction from 11 households to 90 households, and is further strengthening vigilance. At Kobe University in Nada Ward, Kobe City, damage such as collapse of a part of the site came out. Nagara River in Gifu City, also known as a cormorant fishery, also rose. On the 18th of last month, the rain was struck also in the northern part of Osaka, which was hit by a big earthquake and whose wounds can not be healed. As of 5 pm on 5th May, more than 200 people are evacuated, including Osaka, Kyoto, Gifu and Hyogo. On the other hand, in Hokkaido, a low pressure changed from Typhoon No. 7 passed. In Asahikawa city, the amount of rain which fell in 72 hours became the first place in observation history, and it became intense rain. Sediment collapsed in Yakumo Town before 6 am in the morning of 5th. As of 4 pm on 5th, a section of the Tachibana Expressway is closed to traffic. Mudslide that occludes the road also in Okushiri island, the utility pole is destroyed and a part of the island is out of power.

Source: ANN News

Heavy rains causes landslides and flashfloods to different affected areas in Japan
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