Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

13 July, 2018, 04:54 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

The rains are the worst weather-related disaster in Japan since two typhoons struck in quick succession in August and September 2011, killing almost 100 people.

The Japan Meteorology Agency issued fresh alerts for mountainous prefectures as the number of disaster victims climbs in areas inundated with rainfall over a long period of time - posing a higher risk for deadly landslides.

Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up to 200.

The rain, which has been worst in western parts of the country, has completely blanketed some villages, forcing desperate residents to take shelter on their rooftops with flood water swirling below as they waited for rescue.

Nearly 2 million people were still subject to evacuation orders, while tens of thousands of rescue workers battled mud, water and rubble to search for survivors stranded in their homes.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said as much as 10 centimeters of rain per hour fell on large parts of southwestern Japan.

The heavy rain also left about 240,000 households in 11 prefectures without running water as of Thursday morning, according to calculations by The Yomiuri Shimbun.

Rainfall estimate in Japan from July 2 through 9.

"I'm anxious because I have no idea how long it will stay like this".

Jerry West: LeBron James was not a tough sign
Never said his next project is a Lakers team mural that includes all players-including James. People had a big problem with the word 'of.' I get where they are coming from".


Galaxy Note 9 launch date: when the re-imagined S Pen arrives
It will keep doing that with the new flagship which may offer additional productivity features courtesy of the new S Pen. A source with a respectable track record has leaked what appears to be promotional material for the Galaxy Note 9 .


London mayor says anti-Trump protests must be peaceful
Both of those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders - and Trump unilaterally trashed them. US President Donald Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for talks with the leader of the United States' closest ally in Europe.


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Sunday that rescue workers faced a "race against time" to reach people who remained trapped.

Residents sheltering at the Yano school were provided with water, blankets and cellphone chargers.

Elsewhere, work crews tried to clear multiple small landslides that coated roads, rendering them virtually impassable.

In another hard-hit town, Ozu in Ehime prefecture, water supplies were entirely cut off and residents could not clean their mud-stained homes, or even their clothes. "The water level is expected to go down, as we are clearing driftwood and other rubble, but that's far from a guarantee of safety", he told AFP by phone.

"We are doing our best".

Some cities within Okayama prefecture saw flooding of almost 30 percent of the total area, while the number of partially or fully destroyed homes nationwide exceeds 10,000. (Reuters/Issei Kato) A local resident walks in a flooded area in Mabi.

"Since a lot of people are still unaccounted for, we are carrying out rescue operations under a policy that saving lives is the top priority", Suga told reporters. "We raised our three small sons to adulthood here, there are so many memories", she said, her eyes welling with tears.

"The roads and water systems are damaged, so it's hard to predict at this moment". In Kita Kyushu city, a 68-year-old man was killed in a landslide.

M - almost 80 people are believed to be dead in Japan after three days of torrential rain made rivers burst their banks, Al Jazeera reported.

Recommended:

  • Capcom shares drop 13% one day after Monster Hunter

    Capcom shares drop 13% one day after Monster Hunter

    Now that Monster Hunter World PC release date has been confirmed, PC master race is ready to go on some monster hunting. As the name of the franchise suggests, the premise of the games is simple enough.
    Ex-Toronto Raptor Charles Oakley arrested, accused of cheating at casino

    Ex-Toronto Raptor Charles Oakley arrested, accused of cheating at casino

    Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been arrested in Las Vegas for attempting to cheat while gambling, USA reports said Thursday. Oakley was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known", the report said.
    Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops

    Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops

    As mentioned in our previous report, the 13-inch MacBook Pro can now be obtained with up to quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7. Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C, support for up to two 5K displays or up to four external GPUs, and a sleek aluminum unibody design.
  • Michael Flynn joining new lobbying firm

    Michael Flynn joining new lobbying firm

    Some conservative activists have called for a "flash mob" of Flynn supporters to gather outside the courthouse Tuesday morning. Last December, the former lieutenant general pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation .
    Man overboard on Alaskan cruise found dead south of Vancouver Island

    Man overboard on Alaskan cruise found dead south of Vancouver Island

    The ship, the Seven Seas Mariner, is on its way back to Vancouver from Alaska and is scheduled to stop in Victoria later Tuesday. The ship's captain later said a ship video showed a passenger apparently jumping from the eighth-deck balcony at 4:15 a.m.

    Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'

    Eradication rates of MG following treatment with one family of antibiotics, called macrolides, are decreasing globally. William Schaffner, an infectious-disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Murder of black teen that sparked US civil rights movement reopened

    Murder of black teen that sparked US civil rights movement reopened

    Known as "Bobo" to those who loved him, Emmett's savage murder jolted a nation, spurring it to action on civil rights. It's unclear what, if any, new charges the federal government will be able to bring in Till's murder.
    IL  cop resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

    IL cop resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

    As Trybus continues to harass her other officers arrived and a female police officer finally steps in on behalf of Irizarry. We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background.
    Texas couple considers divorce to help pay for daughter's health care costs

    Texas couple considers divorce to help pay for daughter's health care costs

    The six-year-old has a rare chromosomal disorder called Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome and has hearing and vision impairments. So the couple are considering a drastic option: divorcing one another.
  • Barcelona prioritising Hazard signing over Tottenham playmaker Eriksen

    Barcelona prioritising Hazard signing over Tottenham playmaker Eriksen

    Barcelona will prioritise Chelsea ace Eden Hazard over Tottenham creator Christian Eriksen . "For now, it's the World Cup ".
    AirPlay 2 now available on Sonos speakers via software update

    AirPlay 2 now available on Sonos speakers via software update

    Sonos' big-sound-in-small-speakers design has won praise , along with loyalty of some users who install them in multiple rooms. However, you can also manually check for the update if it's not showing up yet, by heading into the settings page in the app.
    How the British media reacted to England's World Cup exit

    How the British media reacted to England's World Cup exit

    You see what's happening. "No trophy this time but it feels like the start of something every Englishman could get used to". I said this in the group stages and I'm thinking, quarter-finals England will get knocked out.


Popular

GLOW gets Emmy nomination love, no luck for WWE
Sarah Paulson is nominated on the female side for her role in " American Horror Story: Cult ", Ryan Murphy's twisted take on our political divide.

The 'dual-screen' Ticwatch Pro costs $250
It enables lower power consumption as the tech allows the watch owner to switch between FSTN LCD display and an OLED display . As you'd expect, this displays your typical Wear OS software with Mobvoi's collection of watchfaces on board as well.

Egypt explosion: Twelve hurt in blast near Cairo airport
Flights were briefly suspended while officials investigated the nature of the explosion, according to the Reuters news agency. Egyptian state television is reporting that a fire raging as a result of the explosion had been brought under control.

British pageantry on display at Trump's Blenheim Palace arrival
The prime minister's plan "will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way", Trump said. Protests coinciding with Mr Trump's visit are set to take place in Glasgow this evening and in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Trump dubs himself 'stable genius' for getting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to pay up
Asked what was his fallback position if Germany and Canada do not go up to 2%, he said: "They will, they will, I have no doubt about it".

Science Runs Amok in Hearthstone: The Boomsday Project
Blizzard has just announced that Hearthstone's next expansion will be The Boomsday Project , and it's due to launch on August 7. A new keyword, Magnetic , is also being introduced, allowing players to merge mech minions to combine their stats and abilities.

Russian Federation launching fastest ship ever to space station
In the past, it took the Progress ships about six hours or two days to reach the space outpost. "Third time was the charm". This time around, the Russian Progress freighter travelled from Earth to the ISS in three hours and 40 minutes.

Fortnite offers $8 million prize pool in 8-week Summer Skirmish series
Epic Games has announced this weekend marks the start of an 8-week series of Fortnite competitions. Players will likely know much more when the season arrives at 3am CT on Thursday, July 12.

Microsoft announces entry-level Surface Go
You'll have to pay extra for the keyboard, as you also will for the Surface Pen , neither of which come bundled with the tablet. Microsoft is claiming nine hours of battery life, which should be enough for all-day working if it turns out to be accurate.

Anti-Trump FBI lawyer snubs congressional subpoena
Text messages between the two that investigators found on Page's work cell phone included numerous derogatory references to Trump. He said they were getting " cold feet " about testifying about what he called the " Rigged Witch Hunt " against him.