More 'Unprecedented' Weather Evacuates 250K In Japan

No earthquake, no tsunami. Just more of that "unusual" weather we've been having, those once-in-a-lifetime events that seem to be happening once a month now! Get used to it, this is our future - since no one seems inclined to even talk about it,

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No earthquake, no tsunami. Just more of that "unusual" weather we've been having, those once-in-a-lifetime events that seem to be happening once a month now! Get used to it, this is our future - since no one seems inclined to even talk about it, let alone actually do anything about it:

About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan, officials say.

Flooding and landslides on the southern island of Kyushu have left at least 20 people dead in the past three days.

TV footage showed muddy waters sweeping through homes and streets as rivers burst their banks in the north of the island.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of further rain and landslides.

At least seven people were said to be missing on Friday, Japanese media said. Japan's Self-Defence Forces have been brought in to help search for the missing.

The evacuation orders affect 85,000 households in the prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto and Oita, the Kyodo news agency reported.

Oh, and in case you missed it: more "unprecedented" weather in Russia last week:

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