Unprecedented floods in southwest Japan due to heavy rains continuously for three days has left at least 20 dead and has forced evacuation of over 250,000 as reported in nzherald.co.nz of dated the 15th of July 2012.
Even before Japan has recovered from the horrors of Tsunami and earthquake with destroyed the nuclear plant in Fukushima and left thousands dead or missing, another disaster has struck.
The weather report of the Japan Meteorological Agency has cautioned that more rains are expected in Kyushu – it could be as much as up to 11cm an hour and could result in more landslides and floods.
The city of Aso recorded over 75cm of rain fell in 72 hours and people have been advised to move to secure locations in school buildings and designated shelters.
Television footage of the devastation shown revealed torrents of muddy, debris-strewn water and flooded houses with water was seen reaching the roof of a riverside drive-in restaurant.
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