Dozens Still Missing In Japan Floods As Death Toll Reaches 176

Dozens Still Missing In Japan Floods As Death Toll Reaches 176

The severe weather took many people in southwest Japan by surprise.

"Due to torrential rain, there are risks of flooding and landslides in wide areas of central and western Japan", the FCO have written on their website.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who cancelled a foreign trip as the death toll rose this week, brushed aside criticism of the response during a trip to Okayama on Wednesday.

Abe has seen his support rates rebound after slumping over a suspected cronyism scandal and is keen to prevent any declines ahead of a ruling-party leadership race in September.

The prefectures of Okayama, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi were the hardest hit, with pictures showing extensive damage especially in Okayama.

Abe told reporters on Sunday that the rescuers are battling time to save people in need of help.

Naoaki Ogawa, 68, was still at home with his wife, daughter and grandson on Friday night, when they saw a wave of mud carrying trees and cars with it tumble down the hill above and engulf the neighbouring house.

Stunned survivors recounted narrow escapes.

It's the worst weather-related disaster in the country since 2011, when almost 100 people were killed by two typhoons in August and September.

"We want to demonstrate what we have been training for as a center for summarizing and resolving problems such as food poisoning at evacuation centers, and secondary harm accompanying prolonged evacuation", said Yoko So, a doctor who leads the team of experts in public health.

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"Mud and dirt is still blocking our local bus route, so we are trying to get that out of the way, so the road can be reopened for buses and cars", he told AP. "We did not realize it was becoming such a big deal".

A helicopter flies over Mabi town which was flooded by the heavy rain in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 9, 2018.

The government has set aside 70 billion yen ($631 million) in infrastructure funds to respond to disasters, with 350 billion yen ($3.15 billion) in reserve, Aso said, adding that an extra budget would be considered if needed.

"When necessary amounts firm up. we would consider an extra budget later on if these funds prove insufficient".

Some residents of Mabi had shrugged off the warnings given the area's history of floods.

More than 200,000 households had no water a week after disaster struck and many thousands of people were homeless.

When her residence was flooded, 71-year-old Teruko Senoo fled to an acquaintance's house.

Also, in Mihara in the prefecture, a water intake facility was submerged. "Finding a place to live in, even if it's temporary, is our top priority".

Hundreds of people have been injured, and dozens of homes have been completely destroyed in the disastrous downpours; most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima subdivision.

The rain has severed transportation in the region, with the transport ministry saying West Japan Railway Co. and other railway operators of 27 train lines suffered damage at more than 100 locations.

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