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Massive Flooding in Japan
Floods swept houses off their foundations and crushed others under landslides after rivers burst their banks following days of rain. Kyodo News agency said three people were killed and 27 injured in the floods.
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSPUL
September 12, 2015
A local resident rides a bicycle through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by...
JOSO, Japan
A local resident rides a bicycle through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by...
A local resident rides a bicycle through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 12, 2015. Floods that swept houses off foundations and crushed them under landslides spread across Japan on Friday as more rivers burst their banks, leaving at least 23 people missing and forcing more than 100,000 to flee. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
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September 12, 2015
A local resident clean up his leather sofa and household goods after it was damaged by flooding at a...
JOSO, Japan
A local resident clean up his leather sofa and household goods after it was damaged by flooding at a...
A local resident clean up his leather sofa and household goods after it was damaged by flooding at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by Typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 12, 2015. Search teams using boats and helicopters resumed looking on Saturday for at least 16 people still missing after torrential rain and flooding across Japan this week, while thousands waited to return to their homes as waters slowly receded. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSQBZ
September 12, 2015
Grave stones are seen near a traffic sign reading "Stop" at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa...
JOSO, Japan
Grave stones are seen near a traffic sign reading "Stop" at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa...
Grave stones are seen near a traffic sign reading "Stop" at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by Typhoon Etau at Araigi town in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 12, 2015. Search teams using boats and helicopters resumed looking on Saturday for at least 16 people still missing after torrential rain and flooding across Japan this week, while thousands waited to return to their homes as waters slowly receded. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSQAC
September 12, 2015
A pet dog is being rescued by Japanese Self-Defence Force's 1st Infantry Regiment soldiers by boat at...
JOSO, Japan
A pet dog is being rescued by Japanese Self-Defence Force's 1st Infantry Regiment soldiers by boat at...
A pet dog is being rescued by Japanese Self-Defence Force's 1st Infantry Regiment soldiers by boat at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by Typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 12, 2015. Search teams using boats and helicopters resumed looking on Saturday for at least 16 people still missing after torrential rain and flooding across Japan this week, while thousands waited to return to their homes as waters slowly receded. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSPZE
September 12, 2015
Local residents walk along a railway at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon...
JOSO, Japan
Local residents walk along a railway at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon...
Local residents walk along a railway at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, at Mitsukaido district in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 12, 2015. Floods that swept houses off foundations and crushed them under landslides spread across Japan on Friday as more rivers burst their banks, leaving at least 23 people missing and forcing more than 100,000 to flee. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSLJ9
September 11, 2015
A local resident collects personal belongings from her destroyed house at a residential area flooded...
JOSO, Japan
A local resident collects personal belongings from her destroyed house at a residential area flooded...
A local resident collects personal belongings from her destroyed house at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Floods that swept houses off their foundations and crushed others under landslides spread across Japan on Friday as more rivers burst their banks, leaving at least 25 people missing and forcing more than 100,000 to flee. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSJML
September 10, 2015
Local residents wade through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau,...
JOSO, Japan
Local residents wade through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau,...
Local residents wade through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSK2N
September 11, 2015
Vehicles are seen next to the castle-shaped Joso City local interchange center known as Toyota Castle,...
JOSO, Japan
Vehicles are seen next to the castle-shaped Joso City local interchange center known as Toyota Castle,...
Vehicles are seen next to the castle-shaped Joso City local interchange center known as Toyota Castle, where evacuees from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, were stuck here over night, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Floods that swept houses off their foundations and crushed others under landslides spread across Japan on Friday as more rivers burst their banks, leaving at least 25 people missing and forcing more than 100,000 to flee. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSJVU
September 11, 2015
A damaged traffic signal is pictured along a street at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river,...
JOSO, Japan
A damaged traffic signal is pictured along a street at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river,...
A damaged traffic signal is pictured along a street at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Friday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSK8B
September 11, 2015
A damaged vehicle is seen at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau,...
JOSO, Japan
A damaged vehicle is seen at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau,...
A damaged vehicle is seen at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Floods that swept houses off their foundations and crushed others under landslides spread across Japan on Friday as more rivers burst their banks, leaving at least 25 people missing and forcing more than 100,000 to flee. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSJMP
September 10, 2015
A local resident wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau,...
JOSO, Japan
Local residents wade through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau,...
A local resident wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSK84
September 11, 2015
A view of a site of a destroyed street, houses and electric power poles at a residential area flooded...
JOSO, Japan
A view of a site of a destroyed street, houses and electric power poles at a residential area flooded...
A view of a site of a destroyed street, houses and electric power poles at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Floods that swept houses off their foundations and crushed others under landslides spread across Japan on Friday as more rivers burst their banks, leaving at least 25 people missing and forcing more than 100,000 to flee. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSJUR
September 11, 2015
An elderly man is rescued by firefighters at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused...
JOSO, Japan
An elderly man is rescued by firefighters at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused...
An elderly man is rescued by firefighters at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 11, 2015. Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Friday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSHFT
September 10, 2015
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, uses a tablet computer...
JOSO, Japan
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, uses a tablet computer...
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, uses a tablet computer at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSHFR
September 10, 2015
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, uses her mobile phone...
JOSO, Japan
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, uses a mobile phone at...
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, uses her mobile phone at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSGRV
September 10, 2015
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, takes a rest at Ishige...
JOSO, Japan
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, takes a rest at Ishige...
An evacuee from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, takes a rest at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSFLK
September 10, 2015
A woman on a stretcher talks with a Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) member after being rescued by a helicopter...
JOSO, Japan
Woman talks with a JSDF member after being rescued by a helicopter from an area flooded by the Kinugawa...
A woman on a stretcher talks with a Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) member after being rescued by a helicopter from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, upon their arrival at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSH3B
September 10, 2015
Evacuees from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, take a rest at Ishige Sports...
JOSO, Japan
Evacuees from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, take a rest at Ishige Sports...
Evacuees from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, take a rest at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSESP
September 10, 2015
Houses are pictured amid flood waters at a residential area inundated by the Kinugawa river, caused by...
JOSO, Japan
Houses are pictured amid flood waters at a residential area inundated by the Kinugawa river, caused by...
Houses are pictured amid flood waters at a residential area inundated by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. One person was missing on Thursday as 90,000 people were ordered to evacuate after rivers burst their banks in cities north of Tokyo following days of heavy rain pummelling Japan, according to local media. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSFFV
September 10, 2015
A woman is carried by a Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) member after being rescued by a helicopter from...
JOSO, Japan
Woman is carried by a JSDF member after being rescued by a helicopter from an area flooded by the Kinugawa...
A woman is carried by a Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) member after being rescued by a helicopter from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, upon their arrival at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSFXK
September 10, 2015
A man looks at floodwaters at a break in the dike of the Kinugawa river (R) at a residential area flooded...
JOSO, Japan
A man looks at floodwaters at a break in the dike of the Kinugawa river at a residential area flooded...
A man looks at floodwaters at a break in the dike of the Kinugawa river (R) at a residential area flooded by the river, caused by typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Friday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSF76
September 10, 2015
A man wades through a local shopping area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau in Joso,...
JOSO, Japan
A man wades through a local shopping area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau in Joso...
A man wades through a local shopping area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSFNM
September 10, 2015
Local residents (2nd L and 2nd R) are helped by rescue workers after being rescued from an area flooded...
JOSO, Japan
Local residents are helped by rescue workers after being rescued from an area flooded by the Kinugawa...
Local residents (2nd L and 2nd R) are helped by rescue workers after being rescued from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, upon their arrival at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSFW2
September 10, 2015
A woman holding her pet dog wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by...
JOSO, Japan
Woman holding her pet dog wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon...
A woman holding her pet dog wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSEL0
September 10, 2015
A man wades through a local shopping area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso,...
JOSO, Japan
A man wades through a local shopping area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso...
A man wades through a local shopping area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. One person was missing on Thursday as 90,000 people were ordered to evacuate after rivers burst their banks in cities north of Tokyo following days of heavy rain pummelling Japan, according to local media. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSEQU
September 10, 2015
A family wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso,...
JOSO, Japan
Family wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso...
A family wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. One person was missing on Thursday as 90,000 people were ordered to evacuate after rivers burst their banks in cities north of Tokyo following days of heavy rain pummelling Japan, according to local media. REUTERS/Issei Kato
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS
RTSHEI
September 10, 2015
An elderly woman is carried by an ambulance worker after being rescued by a helicopter from an area flooded...
JOSO, Japan
An elderly woman is carried by an ambulance worker after being rescued from an area flooded by the Kinugawa...
An elderly woman is carried by an ambulance worker after being rescued by a helicopter from an area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, upon their arrival at Ishige Sports Park acting as an evacuation center in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, September 10, 2015. Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes on Thursday, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods that left at least two people missing and stranded many more when rivers surged over their banks. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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RTSFXW
September 10, 2015
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS - Map showing prefectures in Japan with flood warning. Includes close-up map of...
Japan
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS C
WEATHER-JAPAN/FLOODS - Map showing prefectures in Japan with flood warning. Includes close-up map of Joso and Nikko. (SIN08)
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