Rescue workers in Japan hunted for its missing on Wednesday because the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit on the nation climbed to 74, public broadcaster NHK said, several drowned by flood after dozens of rivers burst their banks.
Public broadcaster NHK said 12 were lost and over 220 injured following Typhoon Hagibis lashed throughout the Japanese archipelago at the weekend. Through the southern half of the main island of Honshu, 52 rivers had flooded over.
Residents at Fukushima prefecture, that has witnessed the maximum number of casualties, were occupied dumping water-damaged trash and furniture on the roads. Many older stayed in evacuation centers, not able to clean up their houses.
In Date town, not far from the website of the nuclear tragedy in 2011, farmer Masao Hirayama piled wet publications in the road before his residence, adding into a mound of crap in the area.
He stated the water had reached approximately two meters (6.6 ft ) deep within his home, when he and his son were rescued by boat and taken to an evacuation facility. His wife and wife had remained with relatives throughout the storm.
“I feel down,” Hirayama, 70, stated, adding that the flood had swept away all of his green homes and farming equipment. “All that’s left is your land.”
Hirayama said he’d rebuilt his home in 1989, increasing the floor level after flooding in 1986. His loved ones plan to reside on the second floor before he could make fixes, he reckons can take three weeks.