Helicopters are flying in aid to Japanese communities isolated by the weekend typhoon that left at least 37 people dead and 54 missing.
They're are distributing food, water, and medicine from Japan's Nara prefecture to areas police and firefighters can't access. Aid will be going to the hardest hit areas first.
Japanese military personnel are working to clear roads in central Japan, but for now, many communities are having to fend for themselves.
Typhoon Talas, Japan's worst in seven years, dumped staggering amounts of rain on the central and western parts the nation.
The Wakayama and Nara prefectures were the hardest by the storm.
Mercifully, Talas missed the northeast coast, where residents are still trying to recover the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.