Heavy rains continue to batter Japan, causing flooding, evacuations and security concerns

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Japan continued to receive heavy rain, causing flooding, thousands being evacuated and people missing.

Thursday, Japan time reported that about 540,000 people living in the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions had to evacuate.

Footage from the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, showed flooded houses, covered cars and water and roads filled with water and mud.

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Heavy rains in Japan have caused thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

Heavy rains in Japan have caused thousands of people to evacuate their homes.
(AP)

Evacuation alerts have been issued to Yamagata, Niigata, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima and Ishikawa.

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference this week that around 1,900 households had lost power and 380 suffered water cuts.

In addition to the hundreds of thousands of people who had to evacuate, there are also at least three missing.

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In Yamagata, the Japan Times reported that there was hourly precipitation from 100 to 120 millimeters and 227 mm and 273 mm were observed in 24 hours at Oguni and Iide. In just one hour, Sekikawa, a village in Niigata, saw 149mm of rainfall on Thursday.