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Rescue activities around the Chikuma River continue, flooding caused extensive damage by typhoons

2019-10-14T04:32:23.354Z

[Nagano City, 14th Reuters]-Three days after Typhoon No.19, which brought a record heavy rain, landed in eastern Japan, flooding damage continues in various places where rivers flooded. The Chikuma River in Nagano Prefecture where the embankment broke down over 70 meters



[Nagano City, 14th Reuters]-Three days after Typhoon No.19, which brought a record heavy rain, landed in eastern Japan, flooding damage continues in various places where rivers flooded.

In the Chikuma River basin in Nagano Prefecture, where the embankment broke down for 70 meters, water flowed into a residential area in a wide area, and the Self-Defense Forces, fire departments, and police are still working on rescue activities.

A 71-year-old man who was rescued in the afternoon on the 13th and stayed in an evacuation center said he thought it would be fine if he was on the second floor. He was at home with his wife and mother, but when he thought he had to evacuate, it was too late and the water suddenly increased.

A woman in her 30s looks back on the fear of the water flowing in. The power of the water is strong, black, and scary. He said he had never imagined that this inland town where he lived would be flooded.

According to NHK, levee breaks in 21 rivers and 24 places due to typhoon. Inundation of 142 rivers over the embankment was confirmed. In Ibaraki Prefecture, Mito City was flooded due to flooding of the Naka River, and in Tochigi Prefecture, Sano City was flooded due to flooding in the Akiyama River. Inundation damage also occurred in the Abukuma River basin in Fukushima Prefecture.

According to NHK, 37 people were killed by typhoons, and 17 people were missing. According to the summary compiled by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency at 8 am on the 14th, there are 17 dead and 13 missing.

Source: asahi

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