Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan’s pacific coast on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people while 50 others are still missing.
The typhoon caused flooding and mudslide that destroyed homes and other buildings.
Izu Oshima island, which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Tokyo was hardest hit by the disaster.
Police and firefighters were having difficulty getting to some stricken areas.
Here are the photos of the disaster…
Mudslide happens when too much water turn the earth into mud and push the mud down a hillside.
Mudslide is a disaster.
Mudslide can destroy lots and lots of houses as in Bolivia.
On 6 December 2008, lots of people died because of landslides and mudslides in Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mudslide always happens when people cut down trees and plants on hills because:
The root of the trees can hold the soil on the hills; so when people cut down the trees, there will be nothing to hold the soil during heavy rain.
- The roots of the trees drink the water from the ground to help the trees grow, so there will not be too much water under the ground.
- Animals living around the trees can help drinking the water too, and the earthworms’ tunnel can help the water to travel deep into the ground.
If we do not cut down the trees to build houses on the hillside, the mudslide will not be too powerful.
Please stop cutting down trees!
We must stop destroying our earth.
Heavy rains caused deadly floods and mudslides in Brazil.
At least 270 people were killed and lots of people are missing.
257 people were killed in several mountain towns near Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
The rains caused flood and mudslide that swept the villages.
Some families were buried as they slept.
And in Sao Paulo state, 13 people were killed.
Hillsides and riverbanks were swept by the heavy rains, destroying cars, roads, houses and other building.
Thousands of people are still stranded and waiting for the rescue teams to arrive.
It is a disaster to Brazil and I am very sorry for the victims.
On Friday at least 3 people were dead and 27 people were missing after Typhoon Megi hit Taiwan.
The powerful typhoon caused massive mud and rockslides.
A Buddhist temple was buried and vehicles were trapped on a highway.
A bus carrying 19 Chinese tourists was missing.
Typhoon Megi killed 26 people in the Philippines before hitting Taiwan.
It is expected to make a landfall in southern China by late Friday or Saturday.
A typhoon is a natural disaster.
At least 20 people were killed in two landslides in southern Mexico.
Very heavy rains caused the landslides.
On Tuesday 4 people were killed and 11 people were missing in Oaxaca landslide.
On Wednesday at least 16 people were killed, 13 people were injured and 3 people were missing in Amatan landslide, in Chiapas state.
Buildings, houses, roads and bridges were damaged by the landslides.
Landslide is a natural disaster but cutting down trees along the hillside can caused more landslides.
Go green to save the Earth!