Evacuation orders and advisories to 120 000 after record-breaking rain hits Akita, Japan

Some 120 000 people were ordered or advised to evacuate on Sunday, July 23, 2017 after record-breaking rain hit Japan’s Akita Prefecture, causing floods and landslides.

According to The Japan Times, there have been no injuries reported so far, but JMA warned of more flooding as ‘an active rain front that brought record rain to parts of Akita decided to park itself over the Tohoku region.’

Source: Evacuation orders and advisories to 120 000 after record-breaking rain hits Akita, Japan

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