Heavy Rain Could Cause Decontamination Waste Leak

Heavy rain could cause decontamination waste leak

Japan's Environment Ministry says waste produced by decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident could leak at 12 locations in case of torrential rain.

The ministry checked all the sites where the waste is kept after 91 bags were swept into rivers in Fukushima and Tochigi prefectures last year due to downpours caused by Typhoon Hagibis.

Death Toll From Last Friday's Rain Reaches 11

Death toll from last Friday's rain reaches 11

The death toll from last Friday's downpours that drenched eastern Japan has reached 11, with two people still missing.

Heavy rains caused by a low-pressure system hit Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. In some areas, more rain fell within one 12-hour period than the average for the entire month of October.

At Least 4 Dead As Heavy Rain Hits Eastern Japan

At least 4 dead as heavy rain hits eastern Japan

Torrential rainfall from a low-pressure system has caused flooding and mudslides in eastern and northeastern Japan. Four people have been confirmed dead. At least two others are missing.

Officials of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture say several rivers running through the city have burst their banks. The officials are calling on citizens to move to upper floors or higher places.

Heavy Rain Pounds Eastern Japan

Heavy rain pounds eastern Japan

Torrential rainfall from a low-pressure system is pounding the northeastern part of Japan.

Weather officials are warning of flooding and mudslides as hundreds of thousands of people are under evacuation orders and advisories.

Heavy Rain Spreading To Northeast Japan

Heavy rain spreading to northeast Japan

Weather officials in Japan are urging people in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, and other parts of eastern to northeastern Japan to stay on the alert for mudslides and flooding rivers.

The officials say torrential rain is expected to spread from the Kanto to the Tohoku region. They say caution is needed as the risk of flooding is rising in areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis, earlier this month.

Heavy Rain Hits Eastern Japan

Heavy rain hits eastern japan

Torrential rain is pounding eastern Japan.

Weather officials are warning of floods and mudslides as tens of thousands of people face evacuation orders and advisories.

Heavy Rain Hitting Eastern, Northeastern Japan

Heavy rain hitting eastern, northeastern Japan

Weather officials in Japan say torrential rain is hitting Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in parts of eastern to northeastern Japan through early Saturday.

The officials are urging people in possibly affected areas to stay alert for mudslides and flooding, particularly in areas hit hard by past typhoons.

Heavy Rain Expected Across Japan

Heavy rain expected across Japan

Weather officials in Japan are predicting heavy rain for many parts of the country, including areas that were hit by Typhoon Hagibis earlier this month.

In Muroto City in Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, 33 millimeters of rain fell in the hour before noon on Thursday.

Heavy Rain Expected In Typhoon-hit Areas

Heavy rain expected in typhoon-hit areas

A low pressure system could bring heavy rain to Japan later this week, including to areas still reeling from Typhoon Hagibis which struck the country earlier this month.

Downpours are expected in the western and eastern parts of the country through Friday and flooding could occur.

Heavy Rain Expected To Hit Japan From Thursday

Heavy rain expected to hit Japan from Thursday

A low pressure system could bring heavy rain to Japan later this week, including areas still reeling from Typhoon Hagibis.

Downpours are expected in the western and eastern parts of the country from Thursday through Friday, raising the risk of flooding.