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Widespread damage

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunResidential areas and farmland are seen flooded Thursday in Omachi, Saga Prefecture. Due to heavy rain lashing the northern Kyushu region since Monday, the town has suffered widespread flood damage and is still partly inundated. Residents who had evacuated to Juntendo Hospital were rescued by boat. An estimated 50,000 liters of oil spilled from an iron factory about one kilometer west of the hospital.

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