Japan’s Kyushu has been hit by heavy rains, which has caused at least one death and damage to the world heritage. As of 6 am on Wednesday (3rd), Kagoshima continued to rain, causing landslides, flooding and flooding opportunities in low-lying areas. The authorities have upgraded the level of heavy rain warning in Kagoshima City to the fourth level of the five-tier system and issued emergency evacuation instructions to nearly 600,000 people in the city.
At the same time, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also issued instructions on Wednesday to demand a foolproof response. About 14,000 members of the Self-Defense Force are on standby to assist in disaster relief.
The Meteorological Agency expects that a catastrophic heavy rain will occur from Wednesday morning to Thursday, and a special warning of heavy rain may be issued, calling on the public to have a sense of protecting their lives and to take refuge early.
In addition to Kagoshima City, the authorities also called for the entire area of Kirishima City and Yanliang City, with more than 120,000 people and more than 70,000 people taking refuge. In conjunction with Kumamoto Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture, the authorities issued evacuation instructions to more than 1 million people.
In Kagoshima City, 94 shelters have been set up for people to take refuge, and 120 elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools decided to suspend classes.
The world heritage site of “Yushan Charcoal Kiln” in Yoshino-Cho, Kagoshima City was partially collapsed after being affected by heavy rain on the 28th of last month. It was found on the north side of the landslide on Monday.