Flooded Saga station brought on by heavy rain is seen in Saga, Saga prefecture, southern Japan August 28, 2019, on this photograph taken by Kyodo. Obligatory credit score Kyodo/through REUTERS
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s meteorological company issued an emergency warning to residents of Kyushu because the southern island suffered file ranges of rain early on Wednesday that threatened to trigger landslides, floods and different pure disasters.
Public broadcaster NHK stated one man was killed when his automotive was washed away in Saga prefecture, the place some areas had been hit with greater than 100 mm (four inches) of rainfall in an hour.
Tv footage confirmed automobiles with their tyres underwater and folks wading knee-deep in flooded streets after a number of rivers broke their banks.
About 240,000 residents of Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Saga prefectures in northern Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate, Kyodo information reported.
The climate company stated components of northern Kyushu had been experiencing torrential rains solely seen as soon as in a number of a long time. It assigned the very best alert stage of 5.
Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Enhancing by Paul Tait