Details of Disaster Information


Japan : Tornado : 2006/11/07
GLIDE: TO-2006-000160-JPN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2006/11/07
Country
   or
District
Japan
Name Tornado
Outline A tornado ripped through a northern Japanese town on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring 25 more, officials said.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
FDMA Disaster Information (November 8, 2006)
Death 9
Injured sereously 6
Injured 20
Houses totally distroyed 15
Houses partially destroyed 22

FDMA Disaster Information (November 11, 2006)
Death 9
Injured sereously 5
Injured 14



Related Links
Report/Articles
  • FDMA Disaster Information (November 8, 2006)
    Damage of the tornado in Saroma Cho, northen Japan (5th report). (PDF file, Japanese only)
  • BBC NEWS 2006/11/7
    At least nine people have been killed and more than 15 injured when a tornado swept through a town in northern Japan.
  • FDMA Disaster Information (November 11, 2006)
    Damage of the tornado in Saroma Cho, northen Japan (Second report). (PDF file, Japanese only)
  • CNN.com 2006/11/07
    Local television showed a scene of devastation, with a wide swath of collapsed buildings, badly damaged cars and utility poles strewn across streets. Many of the victims were construction workers building a tunnel near the town, officials said. Tornados are relatively rare in Japan.