Gold 2018 Editorial / General News

Torrential Rains Overwhelm Japan

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/General News
  • Company
    Kyodo News
  • Photographer
    Shohei Miyano
  • Technical Info
    Shooting With Canon Eos 1dx Mark2 And Some Lenses Like 16-35mm, 35mm, 70-200mm
  • Photo Date
    2018/7/7-2018/7/14

Torrential rains hit a wide area of western Japan and caused massive flooding and landslides in July 2018. The worst rain disaster in decades has killed more than 200 in 15 prefectures. In Okayama Prefecture, one of the hardest-hit areas, more than 1,000 people were temporarily trapped on the roofs of buildings submerged by floods. Most of them were rescued by boats or helicopters.