Almost 48 thousand people are preparing to evacuate because of rains in southern Japan

Kumamoto city government on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan are preparing to evacuate 48,000 people from the threat of heavy rain and flooding.

Meteorological Kumamoto prefecture said that with such heavy rains have not yet come across.

According to the Fire Department of Aso, at least three are missing a landslide, but the heavy rain prevents rescuers to approach the scene.

According to mmo Japan, Thursday morning in different parts of Kumamoto and Oita prefectures hour fell about 120 millimeters of rain. In the city of Aso for six hours on Thursday morning 450 millimeters of rain fell.

Meteorologists warn that in the six prefectures in southern Japan high risk of landslides and flooding.

Rain approached from the south caused atmospheric front.

In early July, the south of Japan because of the floods and landslides left one person dead, one missing.

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