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Local residents wait to be rescued on the roof of their home in a flooded area in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, on September 10, 2015. The Japanese city 50 km north east of Tokyo was flooded when Kinugawa river burst its banks, destroying homes and cars as desperate residents waited for help, and as thousands of people were ordered to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/Jiji Press      JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Local residents wait to be rescued on the roof of their home in a flooded area in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, on September 10, 2015. The Japanese city 50 km north east of Tokyo was flooded when Kinugawa river burst its banks, destroying homes and cars as desperate residents waited for help, and as thousands of people were ordered to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/Jiji Press      JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rescue efforts underway in Japan after days of heavy rainfall trigger widespread flooding. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

Severe flooding hits eastern Japan

Rescue efforts underway in Japan after days of heavy rainfall trigger widespread flooding. CNN's Will Ripley reports.