The Japanese meteorological authorities issued a special alert to the risk of serious catastrophes, such as landslides or flooding, due to the heavy rains that hit southwest Japan since the beginning of the weekend.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued first an alert for the prefecture of Fukuokawith level five, the highest on the country’s scale for the risk of other catastrophes and serious damage to the population.

Then came a new warning addressed to Oita prefecture, which is also experiencing a record level of precipitation not seen for decades, and warned the population to be extremely cautious.

The alerts come up after an elderly woman died at hometrapped in a landslide.



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