Meteorology of Japan on Friday ordered the evacuation of 114,000 people due to heavy rains and the risk of flooding in Niigata and Fukushima prefectures.
In two days of heavy rains since the beginning of rainfall exceeds 650 millimeters, a record for this area. In some areas, dropped out of more than 100 millimeters per hour.
Management believes that the risk is very high out of the river banks in the two prefectures. The city Sandzesi water flooded the sidewalks and driveway, reaching the mid-wheel vehicles.
In one area of the city due to flooding of roads over the banks of the river were blocked in their homes about one hundred families. The city has rescuers from the fire department, the administration sought the help of the forces of self-defense. In the town of Minami-Uonuma landslide blocked the house, before it had time to evacuate residents.
Heavy rains cause was a collision of warm and cold air masses and the rapid formation of rain clouds, RIA "Novosti".
Meteorological Office warns of the danger of landslides in six prefectures.
Like rain fell upon the Niigata and Fukushima seven years ago. Then were flooded eight thousand houses, killed 16 people