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Japan floods


Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to disaster amid coronavirus

July 08, 2020 9:31 am

After the deaths of 60 people in southwestern Japan due to floods, public gyms stacked with boxes of surgical masks, bottles of disinfectant, have been turned into temporary shelters for evacuees.

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

July 07, 2020 11:03 am

About 3 million residents have been advised to evacuate across the Kyushu region in Japan as pounding rain since late Friday has triggered widespread flooding in the area.

Japan sends troops to the rescue as rains pound southern Kyushu

July 04, 2020 1:23 pm

As many as 10,000 members of Japan's Self Defence Forces were disptached after 13 people went missing during the unprecedented torrential rains.

Typhoon Hagibis leaves as many as 35 dead as Japan continues rescue

October 14, 2019 7:45 am

More than 370,000 households were without power, and at least 15,000 homes were without water, Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief Cabinet secretary, told reporters, adding that the country was taking every measure to recover.

Japan issues emergency warning after life-threatening rains in south

August 28, 2019 7:36 am

Public broadcaster NHK said one man was killed when his car was washed away in Saga prefecture, where some areas were hit with more than 100 mm (4 inches) of rainfall in an hour.

Apple offers free repair of its products for flood-hit Japanese users

July 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Apple is extending a hand to its Japanese customers that have been affected by the floods. Select users will get free-of-cost servicing for Apple's products.

In Japan's flood-ravaged Mabi, delays and lack of awareness magnified death toll

July 17, 2018 8:33 am

Torrential rains across western Japan this month triggered floods and landslides that killed more than 200 people and left over a dozen missing in Japan's worst weather disaster in 36 years.

Japan floods: Death toll rises to 28, Shinzo Abe takes stock of the situation

July 12, 2017 3:06 pm

Rains from Typhoon Nanmadol ravaged southern Japan last week. The worst-hit areas were in Fukuoka and Oita on Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island. Widespread flooding and landslides wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces. The disaster agency says about 13,000 people, mostly in Fukuoka, are still staying in shelters.

25 die in Japan floods, rescue operations underway

July 11, 2017 11:39 am

The death toll from torrential rains and flooding that swept through Japan's south has reached 25, the government said today, as rescue teams battled through thick mud to rescue more than 100 still stranded.

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, three feared dead

July 06, 2017 9:19 pm

Thousands of soldiers, police and fire fighters fanned out, wading through water and plodding through mud to search for victims. The weather agency downgraded a special warning issued on Wednesday to Fukuoka and neighbouring Oita prefecture to a regular alert, but heavy rain was likely continue into Friday.