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After Floods, Japan Suffers in Heat Without Water

Japan risks more severe weather and must find ways to alleviate disasters, a government spokesman said Thursday, as intense heat and water shortages raised fear of disease among survivors of its worst weather disaster in 36 years. Torrential rain that struck western Japan a week ago caused floods and landslides, killing 200 people, many in communities that have existed for decades on mountain slopes and flood plains largely untroubled by storms. But severe weather has been battering...

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