July 16 (EUROPA PRESS) –
A man has died as a result of the torrential rains that have been shaking Akita prefecture, in northeast Japan, throughout this weekend, and which have led to the evacuation of more than 2,000 people.
The man was found lifeless this Sunday morning in the municipality of Gojome, inside a flooded car, without the Emergency services being able to do anything for his life, according to local authorities in a statement collected by the official agency Japanese news Kyodo.
Army units are already working to provide urgent assistance and coordinate the evacuation of some 2,100 residents of the prefecture, spread over 77 shelters.
In the midst of this panorama, the Japanese Meteorological Agency has recommended maximum alertness to the population in the face of possible flash floods and landslides in the populations with the most unevenness.