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Floods Pour Into Areas of Kyushu, Japan After Tropical Storm

Swathes of south China under water, heat strikes north

Torrential rain lashed parts of central and south China on Monday, with floods damaging crops, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and killing at least 33, while the north wilted in a heat wave and drought-like conditions.

Water levels in more than 60 rivers in southern China have risen above warning levels, the flood control authority said…

 

Floods Pour Into Areas of Kyushu, Japan After Tropical Storm

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Japanese soldiers help local residents evacuate from flooded area in Asakura, Fukuoka prefecture. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Floods washed over parts of Kyushu in southwestern Japan. Three people were found dead and 20 are still missing. Three hundred people are stranded, waiting for rescue.

Twenty inches of rain fell in parts of Fukuoka Prefecture, a northern part of Kyushu. The torrential rain fell for 12 hours, accumulating to about 1.6 times the amount of rain that usually falls in the entire month of July…

 

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