|Type of Event:||Floods|
|Location of Event:||Japan|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2020-07-06|
|Time of Charter Activation:||20:00|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+09:00|
|Project Management:||Yamaguchi University|
Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides on the Island oy Kyushu, Japan. At least 16 people are reported to have been killed and 12 reported missing.
The prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima have been worst hit, with rivers breaking their banks and washing away homes, bridges, cars and trees.
Local authorities evacuated 200,000 people from their homes and deployed 10,000 soldiers to assist in relief efforts.
Japan's Meteorological Agency said such rainfall had never been seen before in the region. The rains are forecast to ease in the coming hours and days.
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