Heavy Rain Hits Western, Southwestern Japan Regions

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Tokyo, July 21 (Jiji Press)--Fukuoka, Saga and Kagoshima prefectures in Japan's Kyushu southwestern region and Hiroshima Prefecture in western Japan had heavy rains on Sunday morning as warm and moist air flowed into Typhoon Danas, which was traveling around the Korean Peninsula.

The Japan Meteorological Agency warned residents to stay alert for landslides and flooding.

Rainfall in the hour until 5:50 a.m. (8:50 p.m. Saturday GMT) amounted to about 110 millimeters in the city of Kurume in Fukuoka, the Saga city of Tosu and the town of Miyaki in Saga.

Landslide warnings are in place for some areas in three prefectures in Kyushu--Fukuoka, Saga and Oita--and part of Hiroshima, in the Chugoku region, and part of the prefecture of Kochi in the Shikoku western region. Such warnings were temporarily issued for part of two prefectures--Nagasaki and Miyazaki in Kyushu.

Evacuation orders were issued for the whole of the Fukuoka town of Chikuzen, and some areas in Kurume, the city of Asakura in Fukuoka, the city of Hiroshima and the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture.

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