Buildings are almost submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rain in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture. Photo: Kyodo/AP

Dozens dead and millions of people ordered to evacuate after rain in Japan leads to landslides and flooding

The Japan Meteorological Agency had issued emergency warnings about the potential for severe flooding and landslides, warnings only issued when it anticipates the sort of extreme conditions that occur just once or twice in 50 years

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Buildings are almost submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rain in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture. Photo: Kyodo/AP
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