Thousands Ordered to Evacuate as Heavy Rain Hits Western Japan
As many as 83,000 people had been ordered to evacuate in the city of Kyoto on Thursday, July 5, due to increasing risks of floods and mudslides as heavy rain continues to batter western Japan.A worker died at a construction site in Inagawa, Hyogo prefecture, and two others were injured after they were washed away in a drainage pipe.The Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings of landslides and rising river levels as the heavy rain may continue through Sunday, July 8, in the Kinki region, which includes Kyoto, Hyogo and Osaka prefectures.The swollen waters of the Kamo River in Kyoto prompted the authorities to close its riverside promenade, a major tourist spot in the city’s centre.This video, which shows the flooded promenade of the Kamo River, was shared online on Friday morning, June 6.Typhoon Prapiroon entered the Sea of Japan this week before downgraded to an extra-tropical cyclone. The storm system has brought days of heavy rain to Japan and South Korea. Credit: charengi1118 via Storyful
Typhoon Maria Lashes Okinawa's Miyajima City
Typhoon Maria pummeled Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture on July 10, bringing strong winds and rain that knocked out power in more than 13,000 households in Miyakojima City.This footage shows a glimpse of the windy conditions and low visibility due to the storm. The uploader tweeted that various structures in Miyakojima City, such as Irabuo Bridge, which connects to nearby Irabu Island, were closed due to the weather.According to a report from The Yomiuri Shimbun, evacuation recommendations were issued to approximately 25,000 households throughout the city and at least one 40-year-old man was injured after winds knocked him to the ground. A 70-year-old woman in Urasoe City, another Okinawan city about an hour’s flight from Miyakojima, suffered similar injuries, and flights were cancelled throughout the region. Credit: noriobachann via Storyful
Strong Cyclone Nears Japan's Sakishima Islands
A very strong tropical cyclone was advancing towards the Sakishima Islands of Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture on July 10 with wind gusts of up to 200 km/h, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency.An evacuation recommendation was in place for the city of Miyakojima with thousands left without power.Elsewhere, Japan has suffered extensive flooding in recent days, with at least 126 people dead and many still missing.This footage shows power cables and trees blown about by forceful wind in residential area of Miyakojima city. Credit: @sayashi_rachel via Storyful
Mudslides Bury Cars, Homes in Japan's Ehime Prefecture
Residents of Tachima on Japan’s Shikoku island took stock on Monday, July 9, after floods and mudslides wrecked homes and cars in the Ehime prefecture village.The storm and following landslides killed as many as 25 people in Ehime prefecture, local news reports said. The death toll from the storm has now risen to over 120 people across Japan. Credit: uwjmkko via Storyful
Typhoon Prapiroon Hits Okinawa Island
Typhoon Prapiroon hit the Japanese southern island of Okinawa on Monday morning, July 2, injuring at least four people and knocking down power lines.Okinawa Electronic Power said nearly 3,700 homes were without electricity as of 7 am of July 2.In Naha and three other towns in Okinawa, four people – three men and a woman – were injured, NHK reported. Among them was a firefighter who suffered a broken toe in the town of Chatan after he was hit by a falling debris while he and his colleagues were trying to prevent the roof of a house from being blown away.The Okinawa prefecture government said more than 130 people evacuated, Kyodo News reported.At least 230 flights have been cancelled, affecting more than 3,600 passengers. Credit: hoshi_yurilove via Storyful
Thousands Evacuated as Flooding Hits Kyoto
As many as 83,000 people have been ordered to evacuate in the city of Kyoto on Thursday, July 5, due to increasing risks of floods and mudslides as heavy rain continues to batter western Japan.Evacuation orders were also issued in Ibaraki, Osaka prefecture, which was hit by the magnitude-6.1 earthquake on June 18.A worker died at a construction site in Inagawa, Hyogo prefecture, and two others were injured after they were washed away in a drainage pipe.The Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings of landslides and rising river levels as the heavy rain may continue through Sunday, July 8, in the Kinki region, which includes Kyoto, Hyogo and Osaka prefectures.A bridge across the Katsura River and the riverside promenade of the Kamo River, both famous tourist spots in Kyoto, were closed because of the swollen waters at the rivers.The video, which shows the high water level at the Katsura River, was shared online on Friday morning, June 6.Typhoon Prapiroon entered the Sea of Japan this week before downgraded to an extra-tropical cyclone. The storm system has brought days of heavy rain to Japan and South Korea. Credit: 2133Miyako via Storyful
スペイン、マドリードの警察がソーシャルメディア上で公開したのは、心臓マッサージを施す警察犬の映像です。 「ポンチョ」と名付けられた警察犬がマッサージを行なう様子が、世界中の注目を集めています。 Mandatory credit: Policía de Madrid
Japanese Volcano Used in Classic James Bond Movie Erupts
Mount Shinmoedake, on the Japanese island of Kyushu, erupted on Friday morning, June 22, spewing rocks and smoke into the air.TBS television said rock was thrown as far as 3,600 feet (1,100m) from the mountain.The volcano, which was featured in a 1960s James Bond movie You Only Live Twice, previously erupted on May 14 and April 6 as well as in March of this year. Credit: @nVbXyxGAyiCqZi5 via Storyful
ロシアの都市カザンの上空で、不思議な光が目撃されたとＳＮＳ上で話題になりました。 しかしその後、これがその日にPlesetsk test launch site から打ち上げられたロケット、ソユーズ2であったことが判明しました。
Water Gushes From Damaged Main After Japanese Earthquake
An earthquake, measured by the United States Geological Survey as magnitude 5.3, struck Japan’s Osaka Prefecture early on June 18.According to the Japan Times, at least three people were reported killed and several injured following the quake, which struck at a depth of 15.4 km. An unknown number were also reported as missing or trapped.This video posted to Twitter shows the damage caused to a water supply pipe that takes water from Takatsuki to Hirakata. Credit: shingo997 via Storyful
米オハイオ州。 高速道路の監視カメラが捉えたのは、渋滞を避けようと、道路をどこまでも逆走する車です。 幸いにも、この迷惑行為による事故や怪我人はなかったようです。 Ohio Department Of Transportation
米ロサンゼルスで、車載カメラが捉えた映像です。 走る車の頭上に現われたのは、小型飛行機。飛行場から飛び立った直後にエンジンが停止したため、路上に緊急着陸しました。 この緊急着陸による怪我人などはいなかったそうです。 Mandatory Credit: Chris Young
ブラジル、サンパウロに住む、サッカー関連のYouTubeチャンネルを持つエンリケ・ペドロッティさん。 彼の愛車が、知人の仕業でサッカー選手シール1万5千枚で覆われてしまいました。 エンリケさんは、この車のおかげで街の人気者になったそうです。
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