Around 300 people evacuated their homes in Kagoshima after torrential rain in Japan.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued the highest level warning for heavy rainfall for parts of southwestern Japan on 09 to 10 July 2021. The warning covered in Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Kagoshima Prefectures.
On 10 July, Satsuma in Kagoshima recorded 96.5 mm of rain in 1 hour and 209.0 mm in 3 hours. Satsumasendai City in Kagoshima recorded 95.5 mm in 1 hour, and Ebino in Miyazaki recorded 83.5 mm.
According to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) a road collapsed in Satsuma due to flooding, leaving 34 people isolated. A dam in the town threatened to fail, prompting the evacuation of around 300 people. Ten people were rescued from floods in Isa City in Kagoshima.
Meanwhile rescuers continue to work through the debris of the devastating mudslide that struck in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture on 03 July 2021. According to the latest update, 9 people have been confirmed dead and 20 are still missing.