30 Jul '11, 1am

Japan: 180.000 urged to evacuate flood area

Japan: 180.000 urged to evacuate flood area

A car and pedestrians pass through flooded roads in Sanjo city in Niigata prefecture, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Tokyo on July 29, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - JAPAN on Friday issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in central Niigata region and tsunami-hit Fukushima, as heavy rains triggered floods which left five missing, reports said. Sanjo City in Niigata, some 200km north of Tokyo, advised all 104,000 residents to go to flood evacuation centres, Jiji Press news agency said. Rain had topped half a metre at several points since Wednesday, it said. 'There are no immediate reports of injuries or deaths, but we urge our citizens to evacuate to the designated shelters as soon as possible and stay on alert,' said Ms Ayaka Hoshi, a Sanjo City spokesman. In the prefectural capital Niigata, some 72,000 people were asked to evacuate. In neighbourin...

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