Japan boosts rescue efforts as floods, landslides claim over 50 lives; more rain expected till Thursday
Visuals showed swollen rivers, destroyed homes, roads covered in landslides and stranded residents being carried to safety by military helicopters.
Typhoon Hagibis: Ten dead, three missing in Japan as torrential rains, mudslides hit eastern part of country
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held an emergency task force meeting on Saturday morning and called for 'the utmost effort in rescue and relief operations.' He also urged quicks repairs of electricity, water and other essential services to help restore the lives of the disaster-hit residents.
A powerful typhoon Jongdari hurtled towards Japan on Saturday, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's cross-hairs.
Japan deluge: Flash floods, landslides kill 204; 28 missing as Shinzo Abe meets survivors and pledges more aid
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on Friday with survivors of devastating rains that killed at least 204 people in flash flooding and landslides, as the government pledged more aid.
Japan floods kill 200: Mountainous terrain, lack of risk awareness among reasons for high toll, displacement of people
According to reports, the death rates were so high after Japan floods because of the lack of risk awareness and extreme weather
Japan floods: Toll rises to 199, dozens missing, says govt spokesperson; Shinzo Abe to visit affected areas tomorrow
The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Thursday to 199, with dozens still missing, a top government spokesman said.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits flood-hit zone in Japan's Okayama; search and rescue operations underway
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe headed to one of the areas worst-hit by record rains as the death toll rose to 179 and thousands of evacuees remained stranded in shelters.
Japan floods: Shinzo Abe cancels four-nation visit as toll rises to 100; more than 60 still unaccounted for
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and landslides caused by record rains hit 100
Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that have killed 179 people
Japan floods: Toll rises to 69; evacuation orders, landslide warnings issued as 1,850 people still stranded, 61 missing
Japan government set Emergency Management Center at the prime minister’s office. Rescuers from military, police, fire departments were also dispatched.
Floods in southwestern Japan have killed 15. Over 50 others are missing and many more had to flee their homes
The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan's south has risen to 30, officials said on Thursday, while rescue workers continued their efforts to find survivors.
Swathes of Kyushu — the southernmost of Japan's four main islands — have been left devastated after overflowing rivers and torrential downpours swept away roads, houses and schools.
Unprecedented torrential rain has caused rivers to burst their banks, sweeping away roads and houses, and destroying schools.
Disastrous floods have left three dead and dozens missing in eastern Japan, authorities said Friday as thousands of rescuers were deployed to evacuated trapped residents from an inundated city north of Tokyo.
Nearly 700 people were awaiting rescue and at least 12 missing in Japan after torrential rains that saw a river burst its banks and deluge a city north of Tokyo.
Authorities in central Japan on Thursday ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes after torrential rains flooded rivers and triggered landslides.