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Floods In Japan Are Forcing Tens Of Thousands To Evacuate

Major flooding in eastern Japan has forced 100,00 to evacuate, and almost 1 million are advised to evacuate.

By Jake Godin | September 10, 2015

Japan is flooding. (Video via Cabinet Public Relations Office of Japan)

Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Etau has inundated eastern Japan. Some parts have had more than 20 inches in the last 24 hours.

Japan's Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, near Tokyo, have been hit hardest

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The government has set up an emergency response headquarters. (Video via Cabinet Public Relations Office of Japan)

Some people have needed rescue by military helicopters

More than 100,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes so far. In all, almost 960,000 have been advised to evacuate.

This video includes an image from The Office of the Prime Minister of Japan and music by Chris Zabriskie / CC by 4.0.

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