Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed that the country’s government is considering declaring the pouring rainfall, several prefectures of which have been afflicted in the past few weeks, as a “natural disaster” to facilitate post-landslide reconstruction floods that have already occurred 66 Left dead and 16 missing.
The rains are the result of a seasonal front that is slowly developing across the country. The island of Kyushu in the southwest suffers most of the damage. Several rivers in the region have overflowed, and as a result, more than 11,000 homes and some hospitals and clinics have been flooded.
According to the Japanese authorities, 13 people are still missing in Kyushu. The Japanese weather agency has asked the population to remain vigilant, especially given the risk of fifty rivers overflowing.
During the last round, Kumamoto Prefecture recorded the most deaths with at least 53 deaths. The rains have mainly affected rural areas in this region.
The President explained in detail that more than 2,300 people had been saved in the country and expressed his wish that rescue teams continue to do everything in their power to save lives, search for missing persons and support the residents. areas that have been isolated, according to the NHK’s public network.