Over 230000 personals ordered to displace from the affected areas of Yame, Fukuoka prefecture in northern Kyushu island. Rescue teams have rushed to the sites for locating many missing.
Uptill now over twenty fatalities were reported while the rescue teams were looking for more servivors. Some other sources detail over eight extra persons missing just being looked for by the army and other rescue teams. The territorial rais have hit four provimces of Japan and left the country stranded.
According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency intensity rainfall levels reached "unprecedented". Howver over 5000 persons remained isolated on Sunday in southwest Japan due to landslides caused by torrential rains killed at least 22 feared dead due to new showers.
Evacuation orders affect the provinces of Fukuoka , Oita , Saga and Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu, with continuing storms and several rivers overflowed. Military helicopters carrying food, drinks and medical equipments to the inhabitants of the mountainous areas of Yame (Fukuoka prefecture), northern Kyushu, the large southern island of the archipelago, according to television images.
In the first of which fell only 110 millimeters in an hour during Saturday morning. Three people were buried by landslides, of which two were rescued, while the third, a woman of 83, remains missing. The older and the sick were transported by chopper to hospitals, authorities said. One person however died, they said.
"We will continue sending emergency rations to people there as it is still unknown when we can secure access to the area," said Kayo Shinohara, a spokeswoman for Yame City government.
National journalist NHK showed rescuers continuing their look, using worrisome machinery to remove uprooted trees, boulders and trash, while residents were scooping mud out of houses with shovels.Several 3600 other remaining were consecutive or advised to depart their homes in south Nihon, NHK said, after local admin lifted related advice to similar 400,000 others this morning.
Some 5,500 people are isolated from the Saturday night. The roads leading to their villages were impassable by landslides and fallen trees, after torrential rains from Wednesday in the area. The water supply is also cut. As mentioned above the rescue teams are still looking for eight more missing persons.
Atmosphere relieved somewhat on today giving temporary bliss, but the Japan Meteorological Agency warned of coming heavy rains, landslides and floods on Island. Downpour up to 81.7cm has been noted in Aso, which is at the foot of a scissure, where at littlest 18 persons died and four others were still missing.