Extremely heavy rains are falling across parts of western and southwestern Japan since Thursday, August 12, 2021, causing floods and landslides and prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders. At least 1 person was killed and two others are missing, as of early morning August 13.
A record-breaking 724 mm (28.5 inches) of rain was registered in Unzen and 504 mm (19.8 inches) in Shimbara, Nagasaki Prefecture, in a 48-hour period to Friday morning (LT), August 13.1
During the same period, 520 mm (20.4 inches) were registered in Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture.
At least 1 person was killed in Nagasaki when a landslide swept away two houses in the city of Unzen on Friday morning, August 13. One person was seriously injured and 2 others remain missing.2
Image credit: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA, TW. Acquired at 21:50 UTC on August 12, 2021
Rainfall over Japan at 19:45 JST on August 13, 2021. Credit: JMA
1 Heavy rain pounds wide areas of Japan, 1 dead after mudslide – The Mainichi
2 Heavy rain triggers landslides, flooding in Japan – NHK
Featured image: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA, TW
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