In southwest Japan due to heavy rains evacuated for 203 thousand people. This was reported by Kyodo.
As specified, in the prefectures of Kagoshima and Kumamoto instructed to evacuate received more than 203 million residents or 90 thousand families.
Authorities of Kumamoto Prefecture appealed to the self-defense forces for help. Meteorologists have announced in some areas of the Prefecture of special danger, because of the rains. In this regard, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed the relevant ministries to provide the public with timely evacuation and also to assist in the evacuation of people.
Already reported flooding in Kumamoto Prefecture. On several stretches of roads closed to traffic. Only three hours in the Prefecture dropped 200 millimetres of rain, according to RIA Novosti.
In some places in the prefectures of Kagoshima and Kumamoto declared the highest – fifth level of danger in connection with heavy rains. For local people this level is the signal “Save lives!” According to the forecasts of meteorologists, heavy rains can be a force which the inhabitants of the country still had never experienced.