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>> This is what's left standing in the Japanese city of Asakura after torrential rains blasting the area on Thursday took a tragic turn. One person has been discovered dead, buried in a landslide. At least a dozen people are missing, including a child. Residents telling horror stories of family members being swept away by the waters or trees tearing through walls of their residences.
Flooding waters have forced about 400,000 people from their homes, with landslides reported in several areas. The government rushing to send aid with over 7,500 rescuers mobilized to help with evacuations, that includes police, firefighters, and soldiers. Fifty helicopters are also on standby and officials warn the storm isn't over.
>> There is still chance of more torrential rain. I urge everyone in Japan to pay attention to weather information updates from radio and television broadcasts.>> Local media reports say the area saw about 770 millimeters of rain on Wednesday, more than double the amount it usually sees.