3.07.12.Vo Tuesday in western Japan in Fukuoka and Oita prefectures rains caused severe flooding. Tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes. Reported one missing person.
According to local media, over the banks of the river drowned residential areas. Water is poured into the apartment. Order to evacuate was given 20 thousand people.
"We tried to use sand bags, but did not have time."
"We used to have twice suffered from floods, but it is — the worst"
Missing the old man. Police suggests that his could carry water over the banks of the river.
In some areas of Fukuoka Prefecture flooding caused landslides. In addition, lightning damaged power lines.
"It was incredible. It sounded like an explosion. "
Tuesday evening meteorologists promise even more heavy rains in these regions. The danger of new floods and landslides.