Sunday, July 31, 2011

Torrential Rain Hits Niigata & Fukushima - More Than 650mm of Rain Since Wednesday

Torrential rain in Niigata and Fukushima prefectures in northern Japan has caused rivers to overflow, raising the danger of landslides. Authorities have issued an evacuation order or advisory to about 389,000 people in 15 municipalities. In Niigata's Sanjo City, more than 10,000 people were ordered to evacuate after a dike collapsed.

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