Japan, hit by torrential rains, orders over one million to evacuate

Local residents take a rest at a shelter in evacuation centre as heavy rains threatened to trigger landslides and cause other damage, in Kagoshima, Japan, July 3, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan ordered more than one million people on the southernmost island of Kyushu to take shelter in evacuation centers and other safe areas on Wednesday as heavy rains triggered small landslides and threatened to cause widespread flooding. Some parts of southern Kyushu have received over 1,000 mm (39.4 inches) of rain since […]

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