Residents, search teams in Kyushu battle to rescue flood victims

Jul 7, 2017

Residents, search teams in Kyushu battle to rescue flood victims

Overflowing rivers swallowed up homes and mudslides forced residents to run for their lives.That was the scene Friday as heavy rain that began Wednesday continued to wreak havoc in Oita and Fukuoka prefectures. Panicked residents bombarded the Fukuoka Prefectural Police with some 3,000 emergency ...

Kyushu remains on high alert as record downpour continues

Jul 7, 2017

Kyushu remains on high alert as record downpour continues

The death toll in Kyushu rose to 11 on Friday as flooding and mudslides caused by the torrential rain over the past couple of days continued.While a flood warning was issued in Kitakyushu, evacuation orders remained in effect for about 191,000 people in nearby ...

Typhoon Nanmadol approaches Kanto bringing heavy rains, wind

Jul 4, 2017

Typhoon Nanmadol approaches Kanto bringing heavy rains, wind

Typhoon Nanmadol moved eastward along the Pacific coast of Honshu on Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to a wide area, the Meteorological Agency said.Earlier in the morning, the season’s third typhoon made landfall in Nagasaki Prefecture, causing blackouts and traffic disruptions. ...