Emergency Rain Warnings Issued for Northern Kyushu

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Tokyo, Aug. 28 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Meteorological Agency issued emergency rain warnings for residents in northern areas of the Kyushu southwestern Japan region early Wednesday morning, calling for maximum vigilance against landslides and floods.

The heavy rains caused floods in many places in northern Kyushu and killed one in Saga Prefecture.

The special warnings took effect in many parts of Saga and the neighboring prefectures of Fukuoka and Nagasaki at 5:50 a.m. (8:50 p.m. Tuesday GMT).

In Saga, one-hour rainfall of as much as 110 to 120 millimeters was recorded in the early morning. Rainfall of 92.5 millimeters was logged in the city of Nagasaki in the hour to 2:05 a.m. and 72 millimeters in Kurume, Fukuoka, in the hour to around 4:50 a.m.

The agency also issued landslide warnings for areas in the prefectures of Oita and Kumamoto, also in Kyushu, as well as the northeastern prefecture of Iwate.

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