August 11, 2013. Last Friday, on the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions hit torrential rains. Just over an hour received 100 millimeters of rain. Downpours caused a landslide in Iwate Prefecture, which led to the death of 91-year-old woman.
Another landslide «buried» under the soil at home, which were home to eight families in Akita Prefecture. Three people were injured ralichnye severity searches five tenants continue.
In the city of Odate just over an hour 120 millimeters of rain fell. The rains have caused flooding. As a result, 16 families had to be evacuated. For four local residents who could not leave their homes on their own, helicopters arrived.
Amount of precipitation in 12 hours in the prefectures of Akita and Iwate, exceeded the average for the whole of August for all time weather observations, the agency «
Recall that in late July, torrential rains hit western Japan. Then a few prefectures on Honshu Island just 12 hours fell almost monthly precipitation.