Administration of Japan’s Fukui prefecture recommended 64,000 people abandon their homes and move to evacuation centers over strong rainfall, APA reports citing TASS.
These recommendations mostly cover mountainous areas. A landslide left 120 people blocked in one of those areas. Rescue crews are currently on their way to the site.
Strong rains that hit Fukui Thursday reached up to 80-100 mm per hour at times. Train service at several railways has been suspended. There have been reports of blackouts and flooding of roads.