Ko Okada was found face down in her home in Iwaki City, Fukushima, after Typhoon Hagibis hit her hometown
Allegedly a 100-year-old woman who was determined to stay in her house died when Hagibis stormed and caused floods and mudslides.
Ko Okada was discovered floating face down at her home in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in northeastern Japan, when her relatives went to help her, according to local media today.
Her cousin Misako Shiga, 75, visited Okada on October 12 to help her evacuate from her home, but she was adamant to stay put.
Okada & # 39; s last words to Shiga were: & # 39; I'll be fine. Go home carefully & # 39 ;, The Mainichi Shimbun reports.
The next day Okada was found by her relatives after Iwaki City in Fukushima issued an evacuation advice to its residents. She had ten days too short to celebrate her 101st birthday.
Residents of central and northern Japan, including Nagano and Fukushima, who were most affected by Typhoon Hagibis, were also urged to take precautionary measures last week.
Heavy rainfall caused floods and mudslides in Tokyo, killing at least ten people and causing new damage to areas still recovering from recent typhoons earlier this month.
Repairs to river dikes in the area damaged by the previous typhoon have not been completed.
Rescue workers also found the body of a person missing in Chiba prefecture after being trapped in flood water while driving.
Damaged trees move along a flooded river after heavy rainfall in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima. Rescuers worked by hand to remove debris from a landslide caused by rainfall in Japan over the weekend
Further north, another person was not mentioned in Fukushima, who is still shaking due to damage caused by typhoon Hagibis earlier this month.
Around 4,700 houses had no running water and some train services were delayed or suspended.
In the Midori district in Chiba, mudslides crushed three houses, killing three people buried underneath.
Another stream of mud struck a house in the nearby city of Ichihara, killing a woman.
In Nagara and Chonan, four people drowned when their vehicles were flooded.
A resident of Midori who lives near a crushed house said: & # 39; There was huge noise and impact, & # 39; & # 39; boom & # 39; & # 39; like an earthquake, so I went outside.
& # 39; Then see what happened. I was terrified. The rain was even more intense than the typhoons. & # 39;
In Fukushima a woman was found dead in a park in the city of Soma after a report that a car had been washed away. Another passenger was missing.
Regen also washed away the second round on Friday of the first tournament of the PGA Tour in Japan, the Zozo championship in the city of Inzai. The second round of Saturday did not allow spectators.
Residents on a dinghy are rescued because they were stranded on 13 October by Typhoon Hagibis in Iwaki
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held an emergency force on Saturday morning and called for & # 39; the utmost effort in rescue operations & # 39 ;.
He also urged rapid repairs of electricity, water and other essential services to help restore the lives of the people affected by the disaster.
The prime minister's office said the average rainfall for the entire month had fallen on Friday for only half a day.
The downpour came from a low-pressure system above the main island of Japan, Honshu, which moved north later on Friday.
The power was restored on Saturday at most of the 6,000 Chiba households that had lost electricity. About 390 people stayed in the shelter on Saturday afternoon.
Two weeks ago, Typhoon Hagibis caused widespread flooding and left more than 80 people dead or presumably dead throughout Japan.
An earlier typhoon in September had destroyed Chiba, with more than 50,000 homes damaged or destroyed, and 100 others flooded.
Friday's rain shower flooded over 150 houses and damaged several others.
Yoshiki Takeuchi, an office worker who lives in a house on the river in the city of Sodegaura in Chiba, said he had just completed temporary repairs to his roof after the typhoon blown away the tiles in September when Friday's rain hit hard.
& # 39; I was not ready for a new disaster like this. I've had enough of this and I need a break & # 39 ;, he told Kyodo News Agency.
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