techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com July 22, 2018


Death Toll Exceeds 100 After Heavy Rainfall Slams Japan

10 July 2018, 05:10 | Glen Norman

Flooding and landslides have killed at least 50 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan

Flooding and landslides have killed at least 50 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan

With the toll mounting, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled a four-country foreign trip, the government's top spokesman said.

Suga said Abe was scheduled to visit Belgium, France, South Arabia and Egypt, beginning Wednesday.

A resident is rescued in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, following heavy rain.

"I have asked my family to prepare for the worst", said Kosuke Kiyohara, 38, as he waited for word of his sister and her two young sons in the town of Kumano.

"I can't reach her phone", he told AFP, sitting across from a house that had been ripped apart and tossed on its side by a huge landslide.

Rescue workers acknowledged the odds of finding people alive were getting longer.

"It has been three days".

At one point, evacuation orders or advisories were issued for up to 5.9 million people in 19 prefectures, according to a tally by Kyodo News.

George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash
George and Amal met back in 2013 when Amal attended a party at the Ocean's Eleven star's house in Lake Como, Italy. Clooney was taken to a hospital and the injuries are not believed to be serious, according to La Nuova .

In Takehara, mudslides on Saturday crushed homes.

But they were moving carefully, looking as they went for survivors, or the remains of those killed in the disaster.

Helicopters and boats are being used to rescue people still trapped by flooding in areas like Okayama Prefecture, where Kurashiki is located. Rivers overflowed, landslides crushed buildings, and cars were swept away by floodwater.

Water was still flowing from the surrounding hillsides around the feet of shellshocked residents, some of whom wept as they saw their damaged district.

Around 23,000 people are now in evacuation centers after fleeing the historic deluge and 73,000 disaster response workers have been recruited to assist in rescue efforts.

Local government officials said pumping trucks were being deployed to help restore access to some of the worst-hit areas.

About 70 percent of Japan's land is made up of mountains and hills, so homes are often built on steep slopes, or flood-prone flat plains below them.

Suga warned that although the rain warnings had been lifted, residents should still watch for landslides.

Belgium vs France Preview, Team News, Prediction, Head-to-Head & Interesting Stats
Captain Harry Kane is leading England´s charge with six goals so far, putting him top in the race for the Golden Boot. France want to show Thierry Henry , one of their greatest players, that he picked the wrong side in the World Cup .

"We've never had this kind of rain before", a Japanese Meteorological Agency official said.

Thousands of homes were without clean water and electricity in Hiroshima and other hard-hit areas, where many people lined up for water tanks under the scorching sun, with temperature rising as high as 34C.

The maps of mandatory evacuation areas indicate that an estimated 2 million people have been displaced from their homes, though it remains unclear how many of these structures will still be standing when citizens are able to return.

Water still covered much of the hard-hit city of Kurashiki, despite ebbing floods that opened the route to a hospital where almost 100 patients and staff were stranded on Sunday.

"No water, food, nothing gets here", Ichiro Tanabe, a 73-year-old Kure resident, told the Mainichi newspaper.

A man and his wife protect their home from water with sand bags in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture.

"I've lived here for 40 years".

Lando Calrissian Will Return For STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
JJ Abrams returns to direct Star Wars: Episode IX from a script he has co-written with Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio. Williams joins a cast that includes Daisy Ridley , John Boyega , Oscar Isaac , Adam Driver , and Keri Russell .



Other News

Trending Now

The significance of the royal chapel where Prince Louis will be christened
The outfit was reminiscent of what the Duchess of Cambridge has worn to both Prince George and Princess Charlotte's christenings. Prince Harry bought a very special (and expensive) christening gift for Prince Louis , who is due to be christened today.

IOS 11.4.1 update improves Find My AirPods feature
There isn't anything in the way of new features, instead delivering on some bug fixes and stability improvements. Apple curiously didn't include the security in the release notes, probably to not alert "interested parties".

Rescuers begin 'challenging' final push to free last five from Thai cave
Rescuers have quickened the speed of the latest rescues by two hours, learning and adapting from the last two days of rescues. Four of the trapped Thai cave boys were rescued over the weekend, and on Monday, four more were transported to the hospital.

Eight boys rescued from Thai cave recovering — Sunglasses and chocolates
It's unclear whether Thai officials will opt to use Musk's submarine to rescue the four remaining boys and their soccer coach . Since the operation started, the area outside the cave's entrance has filled with media, volunteers and onlookers.

Baby found buried alive in Missoula County mountains
Authorities soon learned that a 5-month-old baby, who had been left in Crowley's care, had been missing for several hours. Eventually, Crowley told the deputies the infant was possibly buried somewhere in the mountains, Bassett said.

Prince Louis's christening to take place in the Chapel Royal
Three years later, Kate was seen in the dress again during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in honour of the Queen. Prince Louis will be christened in the Lily Font , a silver gilt font and bowl decorated in lilies, ivy and cherubs.

Dele Alli "confident" of World Cup glory
We managed to stop Messi and [Christian] Eriksen so hopefully we can stop Kane. "And we've completed a World Cup ". I genuinely don't think they'll fail the test. "Raz, he's a nightmare for us defenders", Walker added.

De Bruyne and Belgium defeat France as England beat Croatia
They are young and alive. 'There are no favourites in this World Cup - every game is 50-50 and you have to fight it out. This was the first time since 1994 that a team tied a match after going behind in extra-time.

Brexit secretary David Davis resigns
Jacob Rees-Mogg, who leads a bloc of Brexit-supporting Conservative MPs in Parliament, urged May to give up on the plan. Mrs May is expected to tell MPs that the strategy agreed on at Chequers is the "right Brexit" for Britain.

Government won't meet Tuesday deadline to reunite separated parents, children
Its database has some information about the children's parents but was not created to reunify families by the court's deadline. Fabian told the judge that once parents and children were reunited, they would likely be released from immigration custody.