Japan floods: Dozens killed in deluges and landslides
Flooding and landslides have killed at least 50 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan.
Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged.
About 1.5 million people have been ordered to leave their homes and three million more advised to do so.
Thousands of police, firefighters and soldiers are taking part in search-and-rescue operations.
Read on: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44749847
Horrible stuff! Hearts out to all who have been affected by this so far, but the real kick in the guts is that it doesn't sound like it's about to get better any time soon at all with more rain on the way.
I guess it all rides on the hopeful success of evacuation efforts.