Emergency management is a demanding job. It requires experience and expertise, both. Also, it is teamwork, because the affected ones are very vulnerable to be handled by just two hands! With this, here are some photographs of the aftermath of the flood due to torrential rains in Kyushu Island of Japan. It is the third biggest island of the country and has been lately affected by unprecedented rains.
According to meteorological agencies, there was a record rainfall of 20 inches in 12 hours, which has led to such havoc. The snaps here will make you realise the gravity of the situation and the strong yet divine efforts of the rescue teams. They are bravehearts who risk their lives to save others'. *Salute to them*
As a result, there were landslides in the area, causing wreckage in hundreds of homes, roads and also rice terraces, leading to loss of life and property.
But, there is still a warning of rainfall in the area. So, it is better to be prepared than be sorry.
Heavy rains are lashing Kyushu since last Wednesday.
It is the rescue team that plays angelic to the stranded survivors. Hats off to them and their spirits!
From military to police to firefighters to coast guards, everyone is performing their duty and doing a commendable job.
There are hundreds who have been cut-off by the landslides. The hardest hit areas are Fukuoka and neighbouring Oita.
Not only the house but even the roads are damaged in Asakura, Fukuoka.
This aerial view shows the immense destructive power that nature possesses!
This shows that care does not necessarily start in the emergency room only!
There is nothing more important than saving a life at hand, and it is a job of pride.
Keeping calm in and after an emergency is one of the main criteria for the success of any rescue operation.
Hands joined in prayers for the ones affected and also for the ones at the rescue.
It has the power to move mountains.
After being rescued by a military helicopter.
Every life is important.
A lot is still to be done to bring life back on track.
When we see this man walking through the plundered area, we can feel the pain that he is going through.
The flood water has made its way through, destroying immense in its path.
The rivers are bursting their banks due to the heavy rainfall.
We pray that Japan recovers from this loss soon, anticipating for a speedy rehab!