Two cities urgently evacuated in Japan

All residents of the cities of Kagoshima and Amakusa on the Japanese island of Kyushu, a total of about 680,000 people, were instructed to immediately evacuate from their homes.

Prolonged rainfall in the region can cause landslides and floods. It is recommended that people take refuge in schools and municipal institutions built on the heights of the island.

The national meteorological department of the country warned that up to 900 mm of precipitation could fall on Kyushu during the day, and the completion of rainfall is not forecasted until the end of the week.