Bad weather has caused blackouts in western Japan

July 5, 2013. On the eve of the western areas of Japan hit torrential rains. The bad weather has caused power outages in Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures, including — in the capitals of the regions of the same name.

According to the state news agency Nippon Hoso Kyokai, remained without electricity for 1,420 families. According to the local power company Chugoku Electric Power Co., Showers, accompanied by thunderstorms, partly damaged power facilities in these prefectures. To troubleshoot there were sent maintenance crews.

Meteorologists have warned that the rains could cause landslides and flooding. Expected rainfall ranges from 50 to 70 millimeters. In Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures common warning showers and thunderstorms.

In the 20 days of June in these prefectures were already heavy rains that brought Typhoon "Lipi". Just three days here had the monthly rainfall. In addition, as a result of rampant disaster forced the evacuation of more than 1.5 thousand other residents Prefecture — Wakayama.

Source: News Gismeteo

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