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>> Scores of people have been killed in a historic downpour in Japan. In some parts of the country, as much as 23 inches of rain fell between Friday and Saturday. Up to 50 people are still missing. By Saturday morning, 1.6 million residents had been evacuated from their homes.
3 million more were advised to leave over the weekend as further rainfall and landslides are expected to batter the region.>>
> Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga telling reporters it could be the heaviest downpour Japan has ever faced. Nearly 50,000 first responders have been deployed across western and central Japan.
Landslides have wreaked havoc in residential areas causing widespread damage. Manufacturing giants like Mitsubishi and Mazda were also forced to halt operations in some plants as the flood disrupted supply chains and risked workers safety. Japan's meteorological agency warned of more rain on Sunday.