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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:35 PM

Death toll from rain in Kyushu reaches 28 (NEW UPDATE)

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Under water: Residential areas and fields are shown submerged in Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, after the Yabe River levee collapsed Saturday during heavy rain. KYODO

Monday, July 16, 2012
Kyodo

FUKUOKA The death toll caused by heavy rain in northern Kyushu climbed to 26 on Sunday, local authorities said.
In Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture, a 70-year-old man died after being caught in a landslide, while another man died in Yanagawa, also in Fukuoka, after being retrieved from a car at an irrigation channel floodgate, according to the authorities.

A total of six people were still missing as of 9 p.m. in Fukuoka and Kumamoto prefectures, where police continued to search.

Around 3,000 people were believed to have been isolated in Yame after roads to residential areas were cut off. On Sunday, the Self-Defense Forces began flying in food and water to isolated communities by helicopter.

Meanwhile, the Yanagawa Municipal Government was racing to repair two sections of a levee that gave way on the swollen Yabe River on Saturday but lifted the citywide evacuation order.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120716a3.html#.UAN865HHk8k

















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Reply Death toll from rain in Kyushu reaches 28 (NEW UPDATE) (Original post)
AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 OP
teddy51 Jul 2012 #1
Arctic Dave Jul 2012 #2
Fire Walk With Me Jul 2012 #3
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #5
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #4
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #6
AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 #7
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #8
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #10
AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 #11
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #12
spinbaby Jul 2012 #13
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #14
AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 #17
malaise Jul 2012 #9
AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 #15
AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 #16
kentauros Jul 2012 #18
AsahinaKimi Jul 2012 #19
kentauros Jul 2012 #20
Tsiyu Jul 2012 #21

Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:38 PM

1. Wow, that's a very sad mess! It certainly seems that the Japanese people just can't get a break.

 

Hope that all that can, will chip in to help these people get through this disaster.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:03 PM

2. Dang.

 

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:24 AM

3. Japan has suffered too much. My heart goes out to everyone :(

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 04:18 AM

5. Japan has certainly had more than its share of disasters recently

Tsunami, earthquakes, typhoon, floods, landslides, even a deadly tornado. It's getting hard to keep track of all the disasters that the donation boxes in stores are collecting for.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 04:10 AM

4. I was talking to a guy from Kyushu the other night.

He is from Fukuoka Prefecture, but his hometown is apparently OK.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 04:37 AM

6. The weather forecast is not good

The forecast for the whole island of Kyushu is for more heavy rains starting tomorrow night, and now a typhoon is heading toward the island. They really are having a hard time in Kyushu.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 05:44 AM

7. I have family in

Miyazaki, and hoping all will be well there.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:09 AM

8. Miyazaki is also forecast to get heavy rain

So far, the flooding has been occurring in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka prefectures. I have a friend who lives in Miyazaki. I'll send her an e-mail to ask her how things are in her area (near Miyako-no-jo).

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:01 AM

10. I heard from my friend in Miyazaki

She said that in her part of the prefecture (near the border with Kagoshima Prefecture) there hasn't been any problem. I don't know if your relatives are in Miyazaki City, or somewhere else in Miyazaki Prefecture, but they should be OK.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:21 AM

11. honto ni, arigatou!

I can sleep better tonight!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:53 AM

12. I just checked the weather warnings for Miyazaki Prefecture

There are lightning warnings for the entire prefecture, and locally heavy rain warnings.

But my friend did not seem worried. She is in the southern part of the prefecture, about 35 miles south of Miyazaki City.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:57 AM

13. Art, is this still the tsuyu?

I'm familiar with the Japanese rainy season but thought it was over by mid July.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:29 AM

14. Yes, it's still tsuyu

The tsuyu (or baiu) front has become stationary, that's why they're getting so much rain in Kyushu now.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:26 PM

17. I am sure they will be safe.

My mom says they have a house high on a hill. I have heard its beautiful there...


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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:11 AM

9. Damn!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:36 PM

15. UPDATE: DEATH TOLL AT 28 now.

Kyushu death toll rises to 28 as rain abates
Kyodo, AFP-Jiji



FUKUOKA The death toll from the downpours in southwestern Japan reached 28 on Monday when two of six people declared missing were found dead in Kumamoto and Fukuoka prefectures, police and firefighters said

The torrential rain since Thursday in northern Kyushu caused floods and mudslides in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka prefectures, sweeping away cars and people without warning.

Residents embarked on a full-scale cleanup Monday following record rainfall that forced hundreds of thousands to flee and left at least 32 dead or missing.

Television footage showed residents, volunteers and local officials shovelling mud and removing damaged furniture from their homes while mechanical diggers worked to clear roads of trees and debris. The four days of intense rain also caused river levees to give way, inundating or destroying houses with torrents of muddy water.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:57 PM

16. kicking for visability

and in case anyone would like to donate..

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:59 PM

18. Thanks for the Global Giving link

I read your post in the LBN story this morning and neglected to remember to look them up this evening. Now I can go give some

The weather lately seems to be either flood or drought (and drought's consequences, i.e., fires) and not much in-between (we're having TS Allison-style floods here, and had drought/fires last year.) I hope it lets up for them soon.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:20 PM

19. sankyuuu!

Domo arigatou gozaimasu! I will be sending a donation myself, as soon as I get my next check.

Ame ga fureba kanarazu doshaburi! (When it rains, it pours...)

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:00 PM

20. You're welcome :)

I donated to this one: Building Healthy Communities for Recovery

If they develop one specific to the floods, then I'll donate to that one, too. I figure it's too early for them yet in creating groups just for that cause.

I'm doing better financially (and liking my job better) so I have more to give. Which reminds me, I need to look at kiva.org again...

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:11 AM

21. I hope all are safe



and that the storms subside.

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