Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gotsu, Japan flood: 1 missing

At least one person has been missing in floods in Gotsu in Shimane Prefecture of Japan, local medias reported.

Heavy rain has also caused mudslides in the area and collapsed one house each in Gotsu and Hamada city, CCTV reported.

An evacuation order has been issued for around 36,000 residents as of 9:30 a.m.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, about 201 millimeters of rain has been recorded in three hours in Gotsu, more than the average rainfall for the whole of August.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 24, 2013