September 10, 2015

More than 100,000 flee floods in eastern Japan; 7 missing

JOSO, Ibaraki — Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Thursday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes.

Helicopters hovering over swirling, muddy waters rescued many people from the roofs of their homes. Read more.

Japan Today

170,000 flee homes after floods hit Japan, Fukushima nuclear plant safety at risk (video) - RT
Dramatic scenes unfold amid massive rain, heavy flooding in Tochigi, Ibaraki prefectures (video) - Asahi Shimbun

‘Floods may pose threat not only to radiation under Fukushima but also structures’ (video) - RT

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