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Torrential rains that caused widespread damage in the southern part of Kumamoto Prefecture in early July highlighted the need to prepare evacuation plans beforehand for nursing homes for older people during disasters.

At 11 a.m. on July 6, a care operator in Omuta in Fukuoka Prefecture, which is located near a river, decided in a staff meeting to start preparing for evacuations when the rain was still light.

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