Japan Floods – 7 Dead, 15 Still Missing, 17,000 Homes Flooded

In a report from Japan’s disaster management agency, Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA), earlier today, Monday 14 September 2015, it was confirmed that the number of those killed in the current flooding has now increased to seven.

Three people have died in floods in Tochigi Prefecture, two in Ibaraki Prefecture and another two in Miyagi Prefecture. FDMA also said that 15 people are still missing, all of them in Ibaraki Prefecture. As many as 47 people have been reported as injured in the flooding, at least 7 of them seriously.

The latest FDMA report also states that 8 houses have been completely destroyed in the flooding, with over 17,000 flooded, around 11,000 of which are in Ibaraki Prefecture and 2,000 in Tochigi Prefecture.

Flood Warnings

According to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), red level flood warnings remain in place for several towns and cities in Ibaraki Prefecture, including Moriya, Tsukubamirai, Yuki, Shimotsuma, Joso, Chikusei, Bando and Yachiyo.

Flood warnings (red) and flood advisories (yellow) for Japan, as of 14 September 2015. Image: JMA
Flood warnings (red) and flood advisories (yellow) for Japan, as of 14 September 2015. Image: JMA

Rescue and Relief Operations

Over 1,800 rescuers, including members of the police, emergency services and Japan Self-Defense Forces continue to search for survivors and carry our relief operations.

All photos below courtesy of Japan Self-Defense Forces.

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