Many homes were flooded due to a large number of embankment breaches in Ibaraki and Fukushima prefectures. (Video footage by Masahiko Endo)

The scale of devastation wreaked by a massive typhoon that lashed eastern Japan over the weekend became clearer, as the death toll continued to mount.

A total of 67 people have been confirmed dead, with 19 missing, according to data from The Asahi Shimbun as of noon Oct. 15, as rescuers continue to search for victims of flooding and landslides triggered by Typhoon No. 19, which made landfall on Oct. 12.

Embankment breaches were found at 66 locations along 47 rivers in seven prefectures, mainly in eastern Japan, causing widespread flooding of homes.

The Fukushima prefectural government announced on the morning of Oct. 13 that two residents were confirmed dead as a result of the disaster. However, by the afternoon the next day, the figure had risen to 16. By noon of Oct. 15, the toll had again increased to 25 due to flooding and landslides.

Twelve people were reported dead in both Miyagi and Kanagawa prefectures.

The death toll in Kanagawa includes seven crew members of a cargo ship registered in Panama that sank in Tokyo Bay on Oct. 12.

The 19 reported missing were in six prefectures.

Embankment breaches caused the flooding of 10,400 homes in eastern Japan above floor level, with another 9,031 flooded below the floor level.

In Nagano Prefecture, where embankments along the Chikumagawa river were breached in several places, at least 3,710 homes were confirmed to have been flooded above floor level.

A total of 4,628 people remain in evacuation centers in 13 prefectures, including Nagano and Fukushima.

New breaches in embankments were confirmed for the Abukumagawa river in Fukushima Prefecture and the Yashirogawa river in Niigata Prefecture.

Land ministry officials reported a wide range of river damage.

Another 216 rivers managed either by the central or prefectural governments reported flooding, though no breaches were found.

Damage from landslides also spread to 146 locations in 19 prefectures.

Many people also continued to be without power or water in various parts of eastern and northeastern Japan.

The trade ministry reported that as of 4 a.m. on Oct. 15, a total of about 37,470 households in 10 prefectures were without electricity. About 17,000 households in Chiba Prefecture and 14,000 in Nagano Prefecture were without power.

The welfare ministry said a total of 133,633 households were without water supply as of the same day and time.

About 45,000 households in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, were without water because a purification facility and a pumping station had been flooded.

Meanwhile, rescue workers continue the difficult search for victims.

About 10 police officers and firefighters continued searching for an elementary school boy in the mountainous area of Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. The boy lived about 10 kilometers from the search site, but officials believe he, his mother and younger brother were swept away in a car into the Kuroishigawa river. So far, the bodies of the mother and younger brother have been found.

The search effort has been hampered by collapsed bridges as well as trees and soil being pulled into rivers. The search area was expanded, as authorities believe the boy may have been swept away by landslides far from the river where the overturned family car was found.