Typhoon Etau Triggers Flooding in Japan

“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,” according to Reuters. One person was missing after rivers burst their banks in cities north of Tokyo following days of heavy rain, caused by Typhoon Etau, pummeling Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued special downpour warnings for Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, north of Tokyo, warning of further mudslides and flooding.

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