Marines, sailors help clean waterlogged homes after flooding in Japan

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Two Marines assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni unload a refrigerator that was destroyed by recent flooding in the Shuto area of Iwakuni, Japan, on July 12, 2018. (JAMES BOLINGER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Two Marines assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni unload a refrigerator that was destroyed by recent flooding in the Shuto area of Iwakuni, Japan, on July 12, 2018. (JAMES BOLINGER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marines, sailors help clean waterlogged homes after flooding in Japan

by: James Bolinger | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 13, 2018

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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