United News International (UNI)- At least 100 people have died in landslides and floods as a result of historic rains that passed over 13 prefectures in Japan beginning Thursday, July 5.
Parts of western Japan received three times the usual amount of rainfall for the entirety of July over the weekend.
As a result, two million people were evacuated as rivers began to overflow into cities.
Buildings began to collapse and many areas were covered in layers of debris and mud.
Rescuers began their search on Monday morning for any survivors or fatalities in the landslides.
However, many railways and roads are still closed from the flooding, making rescue efforts difficult for police and fire officials.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled his trip to Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt following the flooding to oversee rescue efforts.