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Floods wreak havoc in Japan

Disastrous floods have left three dead and dozens missing in eastern Japan as thousands of rescuers were deployed to evacuate trapped residents from an inundated city north of Tokyo.

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Disastrous floods have left three dead and dozens missing in eastern Japan, authorities said on Friday (September 11) as thousands of rescuers were deployed to evacuate trapped residents from an inundated city north of Tokyo.

Electric poles tilt damaged after floods hit Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, Friday, September 11. The sun came out a day after a raging river washed away houses and forced people to rooftops as dozens of residents were airlifted out by military helicopters Friday morning after waiting overnight in the city. (Source: AP)

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The heaviest rain in decades pounded the country, threatening to worsen conditions in the wake of Typhoon Etau, which smashed through Japan earlier this week bringing strong winds and travel chaos.

Greenhouses are submerged in the flood water from the swollen Kinugawa River in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, Friday, September 11. Houses lean forward, knocked partially off their foundations. The worst-hit are gone, their still-intact blue-tiled roofs left sitting on debris-strewn mud. The floodwaters have receded somewhat, but a vast area of the Japanese city of Joso remains inundated by a sea of brown water. (Source: AP)

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Survivors of the flooding recounted horrific scenes as the muddy brown waves swirled around their doomed houses, while trees were uprooted and cars bobbed in the dirty water.

Cars submerged in the flood water from the swollen Kinugawa River left abandoned by a traffic light pole in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, Friday, September 11. (Source: AP)

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Residents paddle a boat past a traffic light in the flooded road in Joso, Friday, September 11. (Source: AP)

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People stand at a damaged area after floods hit Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, Friday. (Source: AP)

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A truck and a house are damaged after floods hit Joso, Friday, September 11. (Source: AP)

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A driver, right, helped by Ground Self-Defense Force personnel, pushes his car stranded in a flooded road in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, Friday. (Source: AP)

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Store employees clear water off in Shimotsuma, near Joso city on Friday. (Source: AP)

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People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso. (Source: AP photo)

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People wait for help as the vehicles are submerged in flooding in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday. (Source: AP photo)

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People are rescued as their vehicles are submerged in flooding in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday. (Source: AP photo)

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People, sitting on the roof of a car, left, and standing near a utility pole, wait for help in water flooded street in Joso. (Source: AP photo)

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Houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday. (Source: AP photo)

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A man carries his belongings through a flooded street in Oyama, Tochigi prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday. (Source: AP photo)