As of Wednesday, landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in Japan had killed at least 176 people.
Since the heavy rain began last week, millions have been forced to evacuate and thousands of homes and structures have been damaged.
According to Japanese authorities, this is now one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the country since the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
So far, about 75,000 responders have been deployed to the area to assist with search and rescue operations.
Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.