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Extreme Flooding, Dramatic Rescues in Japan

Heavy rains in already drenched areas of central and northern Japan caused major flooding Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate and setting off dramatic rescues of those who could not get out in time.
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A resident is rescued by a Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) helicopter over a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa River, after typhoon Etau struck, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, Sept. 10, 2015.
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A resident is rescued by a Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) helicopter over a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa River, after typhoon Etau struck, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, Sept. 10, 2015.

Evacuees from typhoon Etau receive food supplies at Ishige Sports Park, which has become an evacuation center, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Sept. 10, 2015.
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Evacuees from typhoon Etau receive food supplies at Ishige Sports Park, which has become an evacuation center, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Sept. 10, 2015.

People walk through a flooded street in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, north of Tokyo, Sept. 10, 2015.
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People walk through a flooded street in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, north of Tokyo, Sept. 10, 2015.

Typhoon Etau caused a break in a Kinugawa River dike, flooding a residential area, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Sept. 10, 2015.
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Typhoon Etau caused a break in a Kinugawa River dike, flooding a residential area, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Sept. 10, 2015.

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