Torrential Rains Claim Nearly 100 Lives In Japan

11 July, 2018, 10:25 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Landslide warnings have been issued in over a quarter of the nation's prefectures

Search efforts continued in hardest-hit Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures, as well as their neighboring areas despite the elapse of the crucial 72-hour period, after which the odds of finding survivors decreases significantly.

About a dozen of Tanimoto's neighbors were found dead at the apartment complex after floods hit the area.

Remnants of Typhoon Prapiroon fed into a seasonal rainy weather front fueled by warm air from the Pacific Ocean - a pattern similar to one that caused flooding in southwestern Japan exactly a year ago that killed dozens on people.

In the Mabi district of Kurashiki, the water left behind a fine yellow silt that has transformed the area into moonscape.

With much of the affected area lacking fresh water and electricity and with temperatures and humidity soaring, the dangers of dehydration and water-born infections pose new risks. (Kyodo via Reuters) An elderly woman walks next to submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi. "There are still many people whose safety has yet to be confirmed".

'Around 1,000 people were seeking rescue by Sunday morning, but we don't yet have a complete picture of the disaster, which is enormous, ' Mutsunari Imawaka, a spokesman for the prefecture's disaster management office, said.

"I can't go back if I wanted to", the 66-year-old retired Self-Defense serviceman said, holding a bird cage in which the birds chirped.

More than 30 inches of rain over the past week has led to one of Japan's worst flooding disasters on record.

Apple iOS 11.4.1 arrives with USB Restricted Mode
It operates like this: if an iPhone or iPad is not unlocked after one hour, data access through the Lightning port will shut down. At first we thought we would have to wait until iOS 12 this fall to see this feature, but here it is.

Mr Suga added that the Government has set up a taskforce and was spending 2 billion yen ($24 million) to hasten deliveries of supplies and other support for evacuation centres and residents in the region.

Abe, who cancelled an overseas trip to deal with the disaster, has been criticised after a photograph circulated on Twitter showing him and his defence minister at a party with lawmakers just as the rains intensified.

In Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime prefectures, the Japan Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), which comprises doctors, nurses and other staff members dispatched from outside those prefectures, began its activities, visiting evacuation centers to see if there were any evacuees complaining about health problems.

Officials have evacuated about two million people after rives banks burst.

Flooding again hit Hiroshima Prefecture around 10. a.m. on July 10, when dirt and drifting trees blocked the Enokigawa river under a bridge in Fuchu, causing the water to overflow. The government mobilised 75,000 troops and emergency workers and almost 80 helicopters for the search and rescue effort, Suga said.

At an emergency meeting Tuesday in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the federal government would streamline the process for emergency aid.

While persistent rain had ended, officials warned of sudden showers and thunderstorms as well as more landslides on steep mountainsides saturated over the weekend.

Recommended:



Popular

Sixers unwilling to spend too much for Kawhi Leonard
According to Bontemps, the Philadelphia 76ers have consistently remained atop the list of teams expected to land Leonard . He was clearly a favorite for the team and years later, he could be in the mix yet again.

Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup final, says Martinez
Both Deschamps and Henry were both Les Bleus players when the French side won its first and only World Cup title in 1998. Petersburg, after both teams booked their spots among the most talented in the 2018 staging of the soccer World Cup.

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba set for World Cup final in Russian Federation
They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final. "We can't wait to get going now against Croatia ", he added.

One killed, 20 injured in South Africa plane crash
The plane had the words "Martin's Air Charter" painted on it, which was a previous name of Dutch cargo airline Martinair. The plane was likely on its way to Wonderboom airport in north Pretoria , the Tshwane Metro Police Department said.

As Trump slams North Atlantic Treaty Organisation , ambassador says Europeans are 'stepping up' on funding
Trump said might meet with Johnson in the United Kingdom despite his resignation. "Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!" he wrote on Twitter .

In full-page ad, WhatsApp urges users in India to fight fake news
India has witnessed several lynching cases triggered by fake messages circulated on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is taking steps to put a stop to spam circulation on its platform.

Microsoft announces entry-level Surface Go
The existing Surface Pen works with this device and you can opt for the Type Cover at $99 or a Signature Type Cover at $129.99. For one, it's more versatile than the latest generation of iPads, especially with the track pad in the optional keyboard.

Cave rescue hailed as Thailand's 'mission impossible'
The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA's invitation to attend the World Cup final. British divers found them grouped together in complete darkness on a muddy bank several kilometres inside the cave on Monday.

Wimbledon | Goerges sets up Wimbledon semi-final date with Serena
It may be that today, for the first time, Serena Williams does not manage to intimidate her opponent before a ball is struck. Goerges, seeded 13th, faces seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams on Thursday for a place in Saturday's final.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "sticks to the law", former clerk says
This issue may not get as much buzz as abortion or health care, but it's probably the one that's directly relevant to Trump. Another Democrat representing a conservative state, Doug Jones (Ala.), was not in the Senate to vote on Gorsuch.