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Over 100,000 people evacuated due to heavy rains in Japan

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Torrential downpours continue in six prefectures of Japan, threatening flooding and landslides, over 107,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. It is reported on Thursday, August 4, NHK.

It is noted that emergency security measures have been declared in these areas at alert level five, which corresponds to the highest level of danger.

It is specified that residents of the villages of Iide-machi and Kawanishi-machi in Yamagata Prefecture heard the announcement of emergency security measures at alert level five. This corresponds to the highest level of danger and means the need to take life-saving measures.

Also, about 39,000 households and nearly 108,000 people in Yamagata, Fukushima, Niigata and Ishikawa prefectures have received a level 4 evacuation order. This suggests that you need to evacuate to a safe place while you can.

Heavy rains continue in the north, northwest and northeast of the Japanese island of Honshu. It is noted that the rate of precipitation in some areas reaches 161 millimeters per hour.

It is reported that rivers may flood, and the danger of driving is also warned: the effectiveness of the brakes deteriorates when the car is at a depth of 10 to 30 cm, the engine stops at a depth of 30 to 50 cm, and the car floats, gets trapped and is carried away at a depth of 50 cm or more.

Earlier, on July 26, it was reported that due to prolonged downpours, more than 190 thousand residents of Japan were advised to evacuate due to the risk of landslides. An unstable situation was noted in some areas of Shizuoka Prefecture.

On July 4, in southwestern Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture, local authorities advised residents to evacuate due to heavy rain caused by an approaching typhoon.

Before that, on June 3, 115,000 residents of Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan were advised to urgently evacuate due to heavy rains.

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