Stormageddon: 5,000 cutoff by landslides in Japan as death toll rises to 32

 
July 15, 2012JAPAN - More than 5,000 people have been cut off by landslides as more heavy rain and floods are forecast in southwestern Japan, where the death toll from torrential downpours has risen to 32. Television footage on Sunday showed troops loading relief material such as food, water and medical supplies into military helicopters to send them to mountainous areas in Yame, Fukuoka prefecture in northern Kyushu Island. Local authorities were separately dispatching rescue helicopters to take patients and elderly villagers to hospital from the isolated area, where at least one person was killed, officials said. More than 5400 people have been shut away since late Saturday as landslides and fallen trees have cut roads and water supplies in the region, where unprecedented rainfall has fallen since Wednesday. “We will continue sending emergency rations to people there as it is still unknown when we can secure access to the area,” said Kayo Shinohara, a spokeswoman for Yame City government. “We are trying to do our best to remove rubble as soon as possible,” the spokeswoman told AFP by phone. Rescue operations resumed early on Sunday in other affected areas in Kyushu, where at least eight people were still missing after 22 people were confirmed dead in the landslides or floods, officials said. Public broadcaster NHK showed rescuers continuing their search, using heavy machinery to remove uprooted trees, boulders and debris, while residents were scooping mud out of houses with shovels. Some 3600 people remaining were ordered or advised to leave their homes in southwest Japan, NHK said, after local authorities lifted similar advice to some 400,000 others by Sunday morning. The weather eased somewhat on Sunday bringing temporary relief, but the Japan Meteorological Agency warned of more heavy rain, landslides and floods on Kyushu. “A peak of heavy rain in northern Kyushu has passed, but there is fear that driving rain with thunder may hit northern Kyushu,” the agency said. –Australian

                              Japanese residents bewildered by so much rain

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10 Responses to Stormageddon: 5,000 cutoff by landslides in Japan as death toll rises to 32

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Japan is either in the cross hairs of extreme weather change events, weather warfare (China?) or it is under judgment.
    In the past 24 months, the people of Japan have suffered much anguish in regard to the earthquake, radiation and loss of life. Reminds me somewhat of what the folks in New Zealand have been going through in regard to anguish and anxiety.

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    • Kim says:

      Dennis,
      We all are under judgement..the weight of our sin is HEAVY on the whole world..greed, corruption..it is evident now because it is no longer hidden. Seriously seeking the face of God is a must to any peace with all this caos. We have no choice but to Love and seek the creator. We in the good ole USA are going to get it too…all have come short of the glory of God.

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      • Dennis E. says:

        Kim; Dennis E. Here. Thank you for your comments.
        It true perhaps to what you have blogged. In regard to Japan, the Japanese Goverment made several viscous condemnations against Israel, regarding the continuing building of housing units in East Jerusalem and another location in 2010 with the most viscous condemnation occurring on March 11th 2010. On March 11th 2011, the earthquake occurred and the following disasters regarding the nuclear disaster, one year to the day.

        Food for thought …………….

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      • Elizabeth says:

        were all getting judged by our sins and anybody that goes against israel will be wrathed upon.

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  2. Joseph t. Repas says:

    Seems like the only natural disaster Japan has not had is an asteroid hit. Amazing.

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  3. Kim says:

    To all those that SEE and HEAR…shall we demonstrate LOVE and stay looking vertical to the Creator-pleading for mercy..we truly are on the brink of something huge. We need to pray for our brothers and sisters in Japan and the rest of the world. Let those that have eyes…SEE. Let those that have ears…HEAR. .

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    • John K says:

      Yes Kim, we must all pray for these people who seem to be getting a greater share of disasters in recent times. We have been warned that it wll all happen in these, the last days. All must make themselves ready and worthy to be called the sons and daughters of GOD. !!

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  4. Marie-Louise says:

    To me, that’s when the army becomes useful! They rescue people.

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  5. Emanni says:

    Video – Japan floods: Nearly 50,000 ordered to flee
    “An unprecedented amount of rain fall. These cities got as much rain fall in half a day as they usually would in an entire month.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-18818321

    Video – Japan floods: Troops airlift supplies to Kyushu
    “A whole Year’s worth of rain fell on some of the cities over the weekend.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18845227

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