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In two Japanese prefectures have declared the evacuation of the population due to rain

Evacuation declared for 203 thousand people due to heavy rains in southwest Japan, Kyodo news Agency reported.

In the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima instructed to evacuate received more than 203 million residents or 90 thousand families.

Authorities Kumamoto appealed to the self-defense forces. Meteorologists have announced in some areas of the Prefecture of special danger, because of the rains. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in this regard instructed relevant ministries to provide the maximum assistance during the evacuation of people and provision of timely information to the public.

There is information about the floods in Kumamoto Prefecture. Blocked traffic on several sections of highways. In the Prefecture of just over three hours dropped 200 millimetres of rain.

In the prefectures of Kagoshima and Kumamoto in some places, declared the fifth highest level of danger due to rain. This level means for the local population means the signal is "save lives!". Weather service warns the population that the showers can be a force which the inhabitants had never experienced.