Flooding in Japan forces dozens of residents to rooftops, await rescue

September 10, 2015 3:28 PM

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Flooding in Japan forces dozens of residents to rooftops, await rescue

Raging floodwaters broke through an embankment Thursday and swamped a city near Tokyo. More than 30,000 people fled their homes, and hundreds more were stranded by the water.

Joso, Japan — Raging floodwaters broke through an embankment Thursday and swamped a city near Tokyo, washing away houses, forcing dozens of people to rooftops to await helicopter rescues and leaving one man clinging for his life to a utility pole.

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