Homes, cars submerged… Sunday, 1 dead, 2 missing in record downpour
- on Jun 03, 2023
Record-breaking downpours in central Japan have left one person dead and more than 20 injured.
According to NHK and other media outlets스포츠토토, one person was killed in Aichi Prefecture and two people were missing in Wakayama Prefecture after three days of torrential rain. A total of 29 people were injured, including 12 in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Some lines of bullet trains (Shinkansen) and local trains were suspended due to the heavy rain. In Ibaraki, Chiba, and Shizuoka prefectures, about 2,100 homes were cut off from electricity. At least 178 homes were damaged in 12 prefectures.
The day before, the Kuma area of Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, received 492.5 millimeters of rain overnight. Toba City in Mie Prefecture and Toyohashi City in Aisa Prefecture also received 490 mm and 419 mm of rain, respectively. The center of Tokyo received 217.5 millimeters of rain in the 24-hour period starting at 7 a.m. the day before.
The rain was caused by Typhoon Mawar, the second typhoon to hit the U.S. territory of Guam. The typhoon entered the sea south of the archipelago and as it moved eastward, heavy rain fell mainly along the Pacific coast from Tokyo’s Kanto region to Shikoku. Locally, additional rain, including 120 mm, is expected to fall on the Izu Islands by 6 a.m. on the 4th.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued landslide warnings in Chiba, Ibaraki, and Yamanashi prefectures, as landslides are likely to occur.