A military helicopter rescued stranded residents on July 4 amid major flooding in southern Japan. Kyodo News said at least 44 people were dead and more than 250,000 had evacuated.
NHK said that some parts of Japan were experiencing levels of rainfall not seen in several decades.
In this video, the UH-60 helicopter hovers over the house before winching a person to safety. Credit: @gsdfwahq via Storyful