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Up to 20 missing after powerful landslide ploughs through houses due to heavy rain in Japan (VIDEO)

Several homes were destroyed by a landslide amid torrential rain in the city of Atami in the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. With around 20 people missing, officials have called in the army for help.

A video posted on social media shows a powerful flood sweeping away several houses on hilly terrain. A fire truck is seen driving away from the flood, while a firefighter runs for his life.
 

c.a.

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Landslide in the city of Atami (熱 海). Happened this morning. About 20 people are missing.
Incredible volumes of precipitation: "Lightning strikes on Endless rain".

Due to the influence of the Baiu front, in Shizuoka Prefecture and southern Kanto, the rainfall from the beginning of the rain on the 30th to 10 pm on the 4th was 836 mm in Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture, and 417 mm in Amiyo, Atami City. It was a record heavy rainfall that exceeded the monthly rainfall.

The amount of rainfall in the 24 hours until the evening of the 5th is expected to be 150 mm in the Tokai and northern Kyushu regions, 120 mm in the Hokuriku and Chugoku regions, and 100 mm in the Kinki region.

After that, the amount of rainfall in the 24 hours until the evening of the 6th is expected to be 50 to 100 mm in the Hokuriku and Chugoku regions.

This is a video taken from outside the regulation line set by the police by an NHK reporter on National Highway No. 135 in the Izusan district of Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where a debris flow occurred. You can see the earth and sand flowing down the road and the green roof of the house collapsed and lying in the middle. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210703/k10013118051000.html… #nhk_video

"A low pressure moving along the southern coast of Japan has caused storms to train for a few days," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Thomas Geiger.

"Training" is when thunderstorms form in the same place over and over again in a short period of time. It is like the cars of a train, where one follows the other, moving over the same location as the last.

Training thunderstorms produce tremendous rainfall over relatively small areas leading to flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Attached to the low pressure, a front set up over Japan for several days this week, producing heavy rainfall, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Robert Richards. The front was slow moving, leading to significant flooding and mudslides.
 

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What remains of the Angleur hydroelectric power station ...#liege#inondations
@lesoir

Impressive aerial image [before / after] of the German municipality of #Altenahr located in the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate in the west of the country. River #Ahr , who got out of bed during the night, is experiencing a historic flood!#Schuld#Allemagne#Floods

[DIRECT]#Inondations in #Allemagne : the provisional toll rises to 20 dead, "50 to 70 people missing" according to the Minister of the Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate. 200,000 homes are without electricity ...
@LCI

desolation this morning on waking in the surrounding villages and towns… .. never seen more than 100mm in 2 days up to 160 in places! on the set at home it's "less worse" but the cultures we took a hell of a blow the #moisson21 promises to be difficult and it's not over
 

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More dam collapse in China


Amid rain and floods, China sends military to stop 'imminent' dam collapse in Henan​

20 Jul, 2021 20:18
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Amid rain and floods, China sends military to stop 'imminent' dam collapse in Henan

FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows water being released from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir Dam in Luoyang in China's central Henan province on July 5, 2021 © AFP






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As floods wreak havoc on China’s Henan province, the military has been dispatched to prevent a dam from collapsing. Floodwaters have already washed away two dams elsewhere in China this week.
Heavy rain and rising floodwaters overwhelmed Henan province in central China on Tuesday, flooding subway stations in the city of Zhengzhou and washing vehicles off the road. By Tuesday night, however, the nearby city of Luoyang and its seven million inhabitants faced an even more sobering threat: the collapse of the Yihetan Dam, which holds back the waters of the Yellow River from the city.
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China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Tuesday that “a 20-meter breach” occurred in the dam, and that the entire structure “could collapse at any time.” In a post to Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, the PLA said that troops had been sent to blast the dam and divert floodwaters.
Photos shared by the Shanghai Daily news site show some of what it reported as “20,000 soldiers and armed policemen” deployed to Yihetan and another dam in the province to prevent further flooding.

Flooding is common during China’s rainy season, yet the country’s rapid development in recent decades has seen a glut of dam building, and as a result rivers that once drained into flood plains have been diverted.
Two dams collapsed on Monday in China’s Inner Mongolia, flooding more than 20,000 hectares of land and washing away dozens of bridges and culverts. Some 16,000 locals were affected, Global Times reported, with many forced to evacuate.
At least 12 people were killed and around 100,000 evacuated in Zhengzhou City, the state-owned People's Daily reported on Tuesday night.
 

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This is tragic



Jennifer Zeng

In the past several days, some parts in China have experienced “once in a thousand years” heavy rainfall, and terrible videos and images were circulated on the internet. Contrary to these, is how quiet, how “positive” the CCP’s media, as well as some mainstream media in the West have been about this. Today I have to tell you about the contrast. Again, the content and videos you are going to see are unique to me, and you won’t see these in the mainstream media.


 

Metrist

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A potential landslide and tsunami threat is being monitored in Alaska. Whittier, a city in one bldg., is threatened by a 30ft. wave, but the threat has recently been downgraded to 7ft.
The mountains are steep, and there are a lot of waterfalls and glaciers.
With natural disasters happening all over, they might just be cautious, but it is also a tourist destination so....

 

XPan

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This is tragic



Jennifer Zeng

In the past several days, some parts in China have experienced “once in a thousand years” heavy rainfall, and terrible videos and images were circulated on the internet. Contrary to these, is how quiet, how “positive” the CCP’s media, as well as some mainstream media in the West have been about this. Today I have to tell you about the contrast. Again, the content and videos you are going to see are unique to me, and you won’t see these in the mainstream media.



Awful and disheartening images and scenes. But why are the drivers in front of the tunnel driving deeper into it, while the water is pouring in everywhere ? What kind of conform reaction is that - i really don’t understand ! (In the last video)

And the lady reading the official response of the gov to the disaster - sounded like a somewhat milder version of North Korean news anchor. Same resonance in their type of speaking… hurrrk.
 

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A high-def and up-close and personal look at the flooding in Germany recently. Shots of the devastation in the region, people's lives destroyed, and also a touch of humanity coming together to help clean up.
 

Metrist

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On the Whittier, Ak. tsunami threat

Here's a video of the Whittier tunnel. It is a combined railroad and highway, and single laned, so traffic must alternate on the half hour.
It's entrance is A-shaped to deflect snow avalanches that are common in winter.

 
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