Japan hit by record-breaking rain

Tokyo, Sep 10 (IANS) Many areas in Japan are on high alert as record-breaking heavy rains and flooding continued for the second day on Thursday.

The Meteorological Agency has issued heavy rain emergency warnings in Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, northeast of capital Tokyo, NHK news agency reported.

In parts of Tochigi, over 500 mm of rain has fallen since Wednesday. That’s about double the amount that typically falls in the region for all of September. Several places in the prefecture have broken records for rainfall, the agency said.

Parts of Ibaraki have also seen record-setting rain of nearly 300 mm in over 48 hours.

In Fukushima prefecture, precipitation topped 300 mm, the heaviest rainfall in 50 years.

Flooding and landslides have been reported in many places and evacuation orders have been issued for many communities.

Weather officials are advising people in the affected areas to remain on the alert. They warn that heavy rain and stormy weather will continue until Friday.

The cause is a low-pressure system derived from tropical storm Etau, which brought heavy rain over wide areas of Japan.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here