One dead and one missing in heavy rains from extratropical cyclone in Japan

At least one person has died, another is missing and at least three have been injured by landslides and land subsidence as a result of the arrival of an extratropical cyclone in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka, where unprecedented rains have been recorded this Saturday.

As reported by the Japan Meteorological Agency, typhoon Number 15 so far this year in the region has moved eastward, and is near the island of Honshu, where it has become an extratropical cyclone before 9.00 a.m. (local time)

By 12.00 noon (local time) in the city of Surga, in Shizuoka, 404.5 millimeters (mm) of rain had been reached, which is an all-time record in the region, surpassing by half a day the average rainfall in the whole month of September, according to the local media ‘Yomiuri’.

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Heavy rains are expected in eastern and northern Japan on the days of September 24 and 25 in the regions of Tokai, Kanto, Hokkaido and Tohoku, although not that they will exceed the figure recorded on Saturday morning.

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