The main meteorological management of Japan announced the highest degree of danger in the three prefectures in the South-West of the country due to prolonged and heavy rains, reported the TV channel NHK.
The highest severity level out of five is declared in the prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga and Nagasaki in the North of the South-Western island of Kyushu. In some areas only one hour received more than 110 millimeters of rain. There is a great danger of floods, flooding residential areas, landslides. In eight prefectures declared the danger of landslides.
Evacuation due to the increased risk of landslides due to the ongoing downpours recommended 350 thousands residents in Japan, reported the TV channel NHK.
On the basis of aggregated data from the field indicates that evacuation is recommended for 140 thousand inhabitants, the administrative centre of the Prefecture of Ehime on the island of Shikoku city of Matsuyama and 210 thousand inhabitants of Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.