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Kyoto issues evacuation order for 50,000 people amid torrential rain

Kyoto City Hall (Mainichi/Kazuki Yamazaki)

KYOTO -- The Kyoto Municipal Government issued an evacuation order to 50,017 residents at just before noon on July 19 due to disaster risks from torrential rain.

    The order covers 26,359 households in the city's Nakagyo, Kita and Ukyo wards, and is rated Level 4 on the 5-level disaster danger scale. The city is calling on everyone in high-risk areas to evacuate.

    (Japanese original by Tsuyoshi Yamada, Osaka City News Department)

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