Mass evacuation of people was announced in southwest Japan due to heavy rains

on Saturday, July 4, in Kumamoto Prefecture in southwest Japan, the National meteorological administration of the country announced the fifth — the maximum — the level of risk due to heavy rains.

the Fifth level of risk implies the existence of an immediate threat to human life and provides a mass evacuation of the population. According to local meteorologists, in the South-West of Japan was hit by an unprecedented heavy rains, carrying the risk of river flooding, landslides and flooding of vast territories.

currently, more than 100 thousand inhabitants of the prefectures of Kagoshima and Kumamoto are getting ready to evacuate. At the office of the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe created a crisis headquarters, collect and analyze information. Troops of the Japan self-defense Forces ready to be sent to the region to assist local rescuers, reports TASS.