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Record torrential rain continued to fall in wide areas of southwestern Japan on Tuesday, partially disrupting public transportation and prompting local authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 480,000 people.

A spate of linear rain bands from late Monday through Tuesday morning brought record levels of rain to Fukuoka, Saga and Oita prefectures in the Kyushu region and Yamaguchi Prefecture on the western tip of the country’s main island of Honshu, according to the Meteorological Agency.

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