To the north of Japan hit deadly rains

August 11, 2013. Last Friday, on the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions hit torrential rains. Within an hour received 100 millimeters of rain. Downpours caused a landslide in Iwate Prefecture, which led to the death of 91-year-old woman.

Another landslide "buried" under the soil at home, which were home to eight families in Akita Prefecture. Three people were injured ralichnye severity, finding five tenants continue.

In the city of Odate in an hour 120 millimeters of rain fell. The rains have caused flooding. As a result, 16 families had to be evacuated. For four local residents who were unable to leave their homes on their own, helicopters arrived.

The amount of precipitation that fell in 12 hours in the prefectures of Akita and Iwate, exceeded the average for the whole of August for all time weather observations, the agency "Dzhepen News. " In some areas received up to 300 millimeters of rain.

Recall that in late July, torrential rains hit western Japan. Then, in a few prefectures on Honshu Island just 12 hours fell almost monthly rainfall.

Source: News Gismeteo

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