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Intense Rain Leads to Flooding in Japan
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Intense Rain Leads to Flooding in Japan

Following closely after a tropical storm, a rainstorm triggered deadly floods and landslides in Japan’s southern island of Kyushu.

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Heavy Rains in Kyushu, Japan
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Heavy Rains in Kyushu, Japan

This color-coded map shows approximate rainfall amounts over Japan, where unprecedented floods struck some areas in early July 2012.

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Tropical Storm Leads to Floods in Japan
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Tropical Storm Leads to Floods in Japan

Though it never reached typhoon status, Etau provoked record-setting rain in several prefectures.

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Tropical Storm Talas
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Tropical Storm Talas

This color-coded map shows rainfall amounts associated with Tropical Storm Talas, the deadliest storm to strike Japan since 2004.

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Heavy Rains in Southern Japan
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Heavy Rains in Southern Japan

This false-color image shows rainfall amounts in and around southern Japan in July 2009. Deeper blue indicates heavier rainfall.

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Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on
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Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on

This color-coded image shows the storm track and rainfall amounts associated with Typhoon Ma-on in July 2011.

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Rain Drenches Kauai
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Rain Drenches Kauai

Torrential flooding on the northern shore of Kauai may have set a national record for the most rainfall ever in a 24-hour period.

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