Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Japan issues emergency warning after death of one following life-threatening weather | World | News

The meteorological agency has issued the warning to residents of Kyushu following threats of landslides and floods. The warning has been issued to the southern island after it suffered record levels of rain today.

Such has been the vast amount of rainfall that it has threatened to cause landslides, floods and other natural disasters.

One man has already been killed after his car was washed away in the Saga district.

The weather agency said parts of northern part of Kyushu island.

Around 240,000 residents have been evacuated in the surrounding areas.

Moreover, the weather agency has reported that this amount of rain is only seen once in a few decades.

Due to that, the weather agency has issued its highest (category five) alert.

Televisions footage showed the extent of the damage whereby cars were half-submerged underwater.

Over the next 24 hours, there is an expected 120mm of rain due to fall over the northern Kyushu region.

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On that occasion, two million people were evacuated from their homes.

Moreover, 200 people were killed as a result of the natural disaster.

The 200 fatalities was the highest death toll caused by rainfall since 1982.

Around 270,000 people across the country had their water supplies cut and thousands were left without electricity.

Yusuke Fujii, who lives in Osaka, told the BBC at the time: “People believe Okayama is very safe, nobody thought that a disaster would happen to this city.

“Food is in short supply.

“We have to eat instant ramen because the supermarkets don’t have much food.

“We can’t get much information about flooded roads, evacuation centre and where to get food.”

Following the event, the Japanese Government declared that it would try to tackle the rise in natural disasters.

Government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga said: “It’s an undeniable fact that this sort of disaster due to torrential, unprecedented rain is becoming more frequent in recent years.”

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