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Landslide, flood, aftershock warnings in Tohoku

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Laaska News April 24,2011

Japanese weather officials are warning of the possibility of landslides and flooding in disaster-affected areas caused by bad weather through Monday.

The Meteorological Agency says rain and wind has grown stronger in northeastern and eastern Japan since Saturday.

The strong rain and wind passed their peak by Sunday morning. But cold air will move in over the affected areas through Monday and may cause heavy rain, lightning, and gusts of wind.

The agency is warning of possible landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, and overflowing rivers as the ground has lost strength or sagged due to aftershocks.

The agency is also cautioning about earthquakes in a wide area as strong tremors continue even outside areas hit by aftershocks.