Japan Floods Cause Evacuations of Thousands in City Near Tokyo

Rescue workers transport evacuees through floodwaters at Oyama in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo on Sept. 10, 2015.

Photographer: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP via Getty Images

A city near Tokyo declared a state of emergency and ordered thousands of residents to evacuate after torrential rain caused severe flooding. The storm caused contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to leak into the ocean.

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