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Heavy Rains Cause Floods in Japan; Thousands Evacuated; Fukushima Leak

A city near Tokyo declared a state of emergency and ordered thousands of residents to evacuate after torrential rain caused severe flooding. The storm caused contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to leak into the ocean. The Kinugawa …

Typhoon Neoguri Lashes Okinawa; Heads for Kyushu: AIR Report

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Neoguri made its closest approach to Japan’s southern Okinawa islands last night, lashing the islands with torrential rain and strong winds. The storm wind speeds were close to 180 km/h [112 mph]. …