First off and during in late June to mid-July 2018 had successive heavy downpours in southwestern Japan. In addition, these downpours resulted in widespread, devastating floods and mudflows. The event is officially being called 平成 30 年７月豪雨.
As well, another term is a guerrilla rainstorm or (ゲリラ豪雨 gerira gō’u) a Japanese expression. All used to describe a short, localized downpours.
Therefore that’s of over 100mm of rain per hour. In addition and all caused by the unpredictable formation of cumulonimbus cloud. The term is often used by the Japanese media in reporting such events, but does not have an official meaning nor is it used by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Therefore the heavy rain in July 2018, Heisei 30 by the Japan Meteorological Agency. So as July 13, 209 died from this rain. More importantly over 8 million people were advised or urged to evacuate. About 54,000 members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighters were searching for the people trapped or injured in landslides and flooding. More noteworthy, all triggered by the heavy rain. This is while the Japanese government has set up a liaison unit at the crisis management center. A center of the Prime Minister’s Office to gather all the information.
Worst part, Koji Sunomori couldn’t see the boy’s face. Although he knew the lifeless body belonged to his 2-year-old stepson, Kenta. As well as he was wearing his favorite baseball shirt.
Furthermore, Sunomori found him among the rubble. Rubble of what was supposed to be his new home. The 54-year-old had just married his wife, Nana, last month, and was planning to move in with her and her two children from a previous marriage in the coming days.