Posted on October 15, 2019
Typhoon Hagibis ravaged Japan over the weekend, hitting the eastern part of Japan from the Kanto Region (including Tokyo) to the Tohoku Region with record-breaking rain and wind. Special heavy rain warnings were issued in 13 prefectures, and the total amount of rainfall and the wind speed reached record levels throughout the eastern part of Japan.
As of October 14th, there have been 19 fatalities in 10 prefectures, 13 people are missing in 5 prefectures, and 192 were injured in 26 prefectures. Due to landslides and river flooding, 27 houses were completely destroyed, 31 half-destroyed, and 614 partly destroyed. 1,784 houses were flooded above floor level, and 1,590 houses were flooded below the floor level. These numbers are expected to rise.
More than 300 municipalities have been affected which is more than the number of municipalities affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011.
We are still in the process of gathering further information to see what the Japan NPO Center can do to help the victims of this disaster. We will keep you updated as we gather more information.