The floods in Kumamoto Prefecture in southwest Japan have killed at least 16 people, according to Kyodo News.
The evening of July 4 found the body of a drowned woman. Known about the death of 15 people, 14 of them – residents of flooded nursing home in the village of Kuma.
Nine people were missing.
871 resident of the affected areas evacuated. Authorities estimate that temporary relocation will need at least 200 thousand people, if the heavy rains continue.
Water and mudslides washed away cars, and hundreds of people waited for rescue on rooftops, informs the Agency. In the city Hitoshi destroyed about 20 meters of the dam, the Kuma river overflowed.
In two prefectures stopped the movement of high-speed trains Shinkansen, there are reports of power outages, Internet and telephone connection.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered to submit to assist the inhabitants of 10 thousand servicemen of the defense forces.