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More buildings evacuated ahead of Japan storms

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 - 00:45

Oct. 25 - Slow moving tropical storm Francisco dumps rains on Japan, triggering more building evacuations and people moved from the island of Izu Oshima. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: An island-wide evacuation advisory was issued for all residents of Izu Oshima on Friday (October 25), as tropical storm Francisco threatened heavy rains and possibly more landslides, as it made its way north close to the Japanese mainland. Though no longer a typhoon, Francisco is expected to dump record rainfalls once more on parts of Japan as it brushes by, including Izu Oshima that saw 31 killed and 13 missing after Typhoon Wipha last week. Already 1,500 elderly, women and children and their care-takers have been evacuated by sea to the capital Tokyo, 120 kilometres (74.5 miles) away over the past two days. The remaining residents Izu Oshima are to be evacuated in schools and centres considered to be in safe locations around the island, until the storm passes by. The storm and the trailing Typhoon Lekima are not expected to hit the country's main island but the nation's weather agency predicts a record rainfall twice to three times the one-month average for October in some parts of western Japan, especially on the island of Shikoku in the next 24 hours.

More buildings evacuated ahead of Japan storms

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 - 00:45

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