Torrential Rains Strand Thousands in Japan

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese troops have airlifted supplies to thousands of people who remain cut off by floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential rains that have killed at least 26 people.

More than 3,000 people are stranded in Fukuoka prefecture, southwestern Japan.

More than 90 millimeters of rain an hour fell in Kyoto prefecture in western Japan, flooding hundreds of homes.

The Japan Meteorological Agency on Sunday said the worst is over but it predicted more heavy rain in some areas through Monday.