Aug. 16 2021 In recent days, Japan’s Kyushu region as the center of the southwestern region of heavy rain. According to the Japan Broadcasting Association statistics, as of the 16th, heavy rain caused by secondary disasters have killed at least 6 people, 6 injured, and 4 others are unaccounted for.
Japan Meteorological Agency on the 15th Saga, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Nagano and other places issued a special rain warning, Japan’s Ministry of General Affairs Fire Department has also issued the highest level of risk aversion warning for about 850,000 households in the above-mentioned areas.
Japanese media reported that a house in Okangu City, Nagano Prefecture, was involved in a mudslide on the 15th, three people died in the accident, two people were injured. On the same day, a landslide in Yunxian City, Nagasaki Prefecture, killed one person and left two unaccounted for. On the 14th, two people fell into a canal and died in Xihai City, Nagasaki Prefecture. In addition, one person was missing in heavy rain in Kumamoto and Hiroshima prefectures.
In this continuous rainfall, the precipitation in Kyushu region has exceeded the historical high, of which, Saga Prefecture, Heno City from 11 to 14 precipitation has exceeded 1000 mm. Japan Meteorological Agency forecast that the 16th and 17th, affected by warm and humid air flow, the northern Kyushu region and Hiroshima Prefecture and other places will once again usher in heavy rainfall, river levels in the above areas are also rising, should be strictly prevented from secondary disasters caused by rainfall.