Record-breaking torrential rainfall struck the western and central parts on Japan on Thursday, 05 July 2018. The rainfall continued for several days and caused floods and landslides.
More than 100 people have died and 50 remain missing. Two million people were ordered to evacuate the area, across 23 prefectures. Thousands of houses have been damaged and the floods and landslides have left many roads flooded, restricting access to some affected areas. Due to the swiftly rising flood waters, some residents were left stranded in their homes and awaiting rescue.
Search and rescue operations began on 09 July.
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