Spotlight: Deadly Flooding Hits Southern Japan

the Kanmon Strait between Honshu and Kyushu, Japan

Kanmon Strait between Honshu and Kyushu, Japan (photo courtesy Justin Friend, Creative Commons)

In Kyushu, Japan, more than 28 people were killed when heavy rain caused mudslides and flooding. More rain is predicted for the already waterlogged area where hundreds of people have lost their homes or are without electricity. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, water levels during the flooding have surpassed past recorded levels.

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