Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan

Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan

Just a week after a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai," two cities in Chiba Prefecture released evacuation advisories to more than 47 000 residents due to possible mudslides.

According to weather officials, torrential rains hit several parts of the prefecture on the morning of September 16, due to unstable atmospheric conditions.

Minamiboso city has issued evacuation advisories to approximately 1 300 residents after the area received 50 mm (2 inches) of rain in one hour.

The city of Tateyama has also given evacuation notices to all of its inhabitants, estimated 46 000.

Chances of thunderstorms and heavy rains are to take place just more than a week after Typhoon "Faxai" made landfall and caused massive power water outages in the area, Japan's meteorological agency said.

Aside from power shortages, the typhoon also caused water disruptions and destruction of farmlands.

Featured image credit: JMA/Himawari-8. Acquired 06:20 UTC, September 16, 2019


Tornado hits San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico

May 28, 2020

A tornado struck the municipality of San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Prior to the storm's formation, the National Water Commission warned of tornado and rains with gusts exceeding 70 km/h (43 mph) in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo...

More than 30 000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

May 27, 2020

Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia over the past couple of days affected 30 894 people, the disaster management (BPBD) reported on May 25. Inundations started from around May 22, following a period of heavy rain, affecting four...

Millions of cicadas expected to emerge in parts of eastern U.S. after 17 years underground

May 26, 2020

After spending 17 years underground, as many as 1.5 million cicadas per acre may emerge in parts of the eastern U.S. this year, Virginia Tech said in a news release. Residents in Southwest Virginia, parts of North Carolina, and West Virginia could witness such a...

Record late May snowfall hits Idaho Falls, U.S.

May 25, 2020

Several inches of snow fell in Idaho Falls on Saturday, May 23, 2020, with preliminary totals showing that the area accumulated 51 to 102 mm (2 to 4 inches)-- the most snow recorded this late in spring, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). "While...

Rare tornado hits Sumatra, killing 2 people and damaging 245 homes

May 22, 2020

A rare tornado tore through several villages on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At least two fatalities, 6 people injured, and 245 damaged homes were confirmed on Thursday, May 21. The storm hit the Tulang Bawang district of Lampung...


Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar