Fifty-one people have been killed and 48 others are missing following torrential rain in western and central parts of the country. More than three million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes. Tens of thousands of rescue workers, police and military personnel are pulling people to safety. And the weather authority has issued its highest level warning for affected areas.
The bad weather is also affecting local transportation systems. Trams in Osaka cities centre are out of service. Authorities have retained special weather warnings for three prefectures in the main island of Honshu, down from the previous five. They are also urging vigilance against the landslides, rising rivers and strong winds. More heavy rain is expected to come on Sunday.
在该国西部和中部地区遭遇暴雨之后，共有51人死亡，48人失踪。已有300多万人被命令从家园撤离 。成千上万的救援人员、警察和军人正在进行救援 。气象管理局已向受影响地区发出最高级警告 。
恶劣天气也影响了当地的交通系统。大阪市中心的电车已停止服务 。当局在主岛本州岛保留了三个县的特殊天气警报，低于之前的五个 。他们还敦促要警惕山体滑坡、河面上升和强风 。预计周日会有更多大雨 。