Marines, sailors help clean waterlogged homes after flooding in Japan
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — U.S. servicemembers are working alongside locals to help people after devastating floods in western Japan.
More than 50 sailors and Marines joined a volunteer effort organized by Iwakuni’s Single Marine Program Thursday, heading for flood-hit neighborhoods. Torrential waters and landslides have killed at least 200 in recent days.
The troops split into two groups who worked in three-hour shifts alongside local volunteers.
One group spent the morning cleaning flood-damaged homes near the Shimato River in Iwakuni City’s Shuto neighborhood.
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