Severe flooding in Beijing was caused by the heaviest rainfall in 140 years, according to local meteorologists, and there’s little reprieve for the region as Typhoon Khanun lashes Japan with wind and rain. Between Saturday and Wednesday morning, 744.8 millimeters (29 inches) of rain fell in the Chinese capital from the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri. Meanwhile, Typhoon Khanun packed winds of 220 kilometers per hour (137 mph) – the equivalent of a Category 4 Atlantic hurricane – as it made its nearest pass to Japan’s southwestern Okinawa islands early Wednesday. More than 600,000 residents were ordered by the prefecture government to evacuate their homes, and strong winds took out power lines, leaving more than 200,000 households without electricity on Wednesday morning, according to the Okinawa Electric Power Company.
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Disaster Relief providing shelter food and water. Nanmadol is the 14th typhoon Japan has experienced this year. About two million people in southwestern Japan, have been ordered to evacuate ahead of a powerful typhoon forecast to hit the region on Sunday. Residents in 965,000 households have been ordered to evacuate across the seaside cities of Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Amakusa. A level five alert, the highest on Japan’s disaster warning scale, was issued to more than 14,000 people in the city of Nishinoomote on Kyushu Island, NHK reported.
More than 5 million residents in Japan have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to the threat of flooding and landslides, as torrential rains batter the country's southwestern tip. The strongest evacuation warning, Level 5, was issued on Saturday to more than a million people across the prefectures of Saga, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, and Hiroshima. People from hard-hit provinces were wading through thigh-high water in flooded streets, carrying children and belonging. Japan' Flood- Millions Evacuate.
Charity Supporting Japan's Flood Victims Millions May Evacuate. News: 08/14/2021
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Disaster relief helping with funeral expenses and shelter for people who lost everything. Tokyo- Rescuers used heavy machinery, shovels and dogs in the seaside city of Atami on Monday as they searched desperately for survivors from a landslide that has left at least four people dead and 80 missing. Atami, a city of 36,000 people, lies 60 miles southwest of Tokyo. It is set on a steep slope leading down to a bay and is famous for a hot springs resort. Eiji Suzuki said he had rushed out of his house after hearing a sudden noise and saw the mudslide approaching. He tried to go back home to help his 82-year-old mother but police told him to evacuate the area and said they would rescue her. They did, but she died at a hospital.
The Japan Coast Guard and others are dedicating all their strength to rescue every person who has been left in the debris who needs help as soon as possible.
Authorities issued evacuation for at least 200,000 residents. Over a100 people were stranded when flood waters rose and turned roads into rivers. And landslides further made it impossible as roads were cut off. Vehicles were destroyed by flooding waters and bridges where washed away. Trees and houses where washed away and the air smelled like sewage and gas. About 200,000 residents in Kumamoto and Kagoshima had to leave their homes.
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