After deadly floods, now dangerous heatwave kills at least 8 in Japan – Thousands suffer from exhaustion and man gets stuck in tarmac (video)

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This summer 2018, Japan is experiencing dramatic natural disasters, one after the other. After deadly floods, dramatic landslides and a strong quake 10 days ago, now a deadly heatwave is currently sitting over the country and doesn’t seem to decrease in intensity. Two people died and about 2,000 people suffered heatstroke or exhaustion on Sunday, as a heatwave continued scorching Japan during a three-day weekend. The weather agency warned people to take measures to prevent heatstroke and exhaustion, as the hot weather is expected to continue through next Sunday.

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A blistering heatwave has hampered the disaster-relief efforts in parts of Japan. Many are in shelters after torrential rain destroyed thousands of homes. A number of people have died and at least 2,000 suffered heatstroke in 35-38C temps.

Temperatures rose above 35°C in many parts of western and eastern Japan with the highest for Sunday at 38.8°C recorded in the city of Fukuchiyama, Kyoto and the town of Ibigawa, Gifu.

Of the 927 monitoring points nationwide, 200 logged highs of at least 35°C.

The extreme heat made it harder to carry out relief operations in the regions ravaged by the recent flooding and landslides.

In the hardest-hit prefectures of Okayama, Hiroshima and Ehime, a total of 184 people, including volunteers removing and cleaning up debris, were taken to hospitals, as the mercury reached 36.0°C in some areas. Aichi was the worst hit city with 166 people hospitalized.

Six people died and over 1,500 were treated for illness from the heat on Saturday, with the highest temperature of 38.7°C logged in Tajimi, Gifu.

The weather agency warned people to take measures to prevent heatstroke and exhaustion, as the hot weather is expected to continue through next Sunday.

Meanwhile, it is so hot in China that this man got stuck in the melting tarmac, while trying to cross the street:

Be prepared! Get ready!

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Kyodo News – 2 dead, 2,000 suffer heat exhaustion as heat wave continues in Japan

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  1. […] as a heatwave continued scorching Japan during a three-day weekend. The weather agency warned people to take measures to prevent heatstroke and exhaustion, as the hot weather is expected to continue through next Sunday.  Temperatures rose above 35°C in many parts of western and eastern Japan with the highest for Sunday at 38.8°C recorded in the city of Fukuchiyama, Kyoto and the town of Ibigawa, Gifu. READ MORE […]

  2. ” After deadly floods, dramatic landslides and a strong quake 10 days ago, now a deadly heatwave is currently sitting over the country and doesn’t seem to decrease in intensity.”

    Hi, you have forgotten to add the huge explosion of the aluminum factory, looked like a war zone at the same time! Many structures and houses were damaged by the explosion.

    I tell you that in Japan, the negativity of mankind is much stronger than the one of the US! People are more nastier and not friendly at all. They are more materialistic and self-centered, especially the western part of Japan where was very much affected by this catastrophic flood. It is funny that how they greet each other is “Are you making money?” “So so!” This is the greeting of people of the western Japan especially around Osaka. They have the culture to despise each other saying “Stupid!”. They say their saying “Stupid!” does not have very much meaning but more like a habit to pronounce the word. But if people around Tokyo say “Stupid!”, they really mean it (That is why people around Tokyo do not use that kind of word.). Even though “Stupid!” does not mean “Stupid!”, people often say such a low vibration word is nasty, and staying with them is not comfortable at all.

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