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Japan - Floods (JMA, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 July 2021)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting south-western Japan (in particular the Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu Island) since 10 July, causing floods that have resulted in evacuations and damage.

  • Media report, as of 12 July, around 300 evacuated people across the Kagoshima Prefecture. Moreover, across the same Prefecture, media report 34 isolated people in Satsuma Town due to a road collapse and ten rescued people in Isa City.

  • The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a red warning for heavy rain and landslides over the whole Kagoshima Prefecture.

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain is forecast over Kyushu Island.