Towns get help but more rain looms
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Sep 09
A temporary bypass was opened Thursday so that rescue supplies could be delivered to residents in the Nara Prefecture towns of Gojo and Totsukawa, which were cut off by Typhoon Talas.
Every previously isolated area except part of Totsukawa is now reachable by road.
The region's 12th storm of the year had killed 54 people and left 55 missing as of Thursday afternoon, doing most of its damage in three prefectures: Nara, Wakayama and Mie.
Although the typhoon is gone, the Meteorological Agency was warning that more heavy rain was in store for the three prefectures through Friday, and urged local residents to be alert for potential hazards, particularly mudslides.
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