Jul 10, 2018

At least 122 dead in Japan after flooding and landslides

Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
Japan
by
Jessie Yeung, Yoko Wakatsuki and Junko Ogura
,
CNN
Residents try to upright a vehicle stuck in a flood hit area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture on July 9, 2018. Credit: CNN
Residents try to upright a vehicle stuck in a flood hit area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture on July 9, 2018. Credit: CNN

Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported about 364 millimeters (14.3 inches) of rain fell between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday in the city of Uwajima -- approximately 1.5 times the average monthly rainfall for July. In Sukumo City in Kochi prefecture, 263 millimeters (10.3 inches) of rain fell in two hours, NHK said.