Details of Disaster Information


Japan : Cold Wave : 2005/12/18
GLIDE: CW-2005-000211-JPN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/12/18
Country
   or
District
Japan
Name Cold Wave
Outline Record snowfall throughout much of Japan and the coldest December for a decade has caused at least six deaths and brought large parts of the country to a standstill.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Gov. of Japan (23 Jan. 2006, 17:30)
Dead: 109
Injured: 1,469
Houses
Completely destroyed: 10
Partially destroyed: 12
Damaged: 2,404
Flooded above floor level: 7
Flooded under floor level: 77

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Gov. of Japan (18 Jan. 2006, 9:00)
Dead: 102
Injured: 1,382
Houses
Completely destroyed: 9
Partially destroyed: 9
Damaged: 1,633
Flooded above floor level: 7
Flooded under floor level: 74

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Gov. of Japan (14 Jan. 2006, 17:00)
Dead: 87
Injured: 1,196
Houses
Completely destroyed: 8
Partially destroyed: 6
Damaged: 1,218
Flooded above floor level: 3
Flooded under floor level: 53


Related Links
Report/Articles
  • Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Gov. of Japan (23 Jan. 2006, 17:30)
    (Japanese Information) Situation Report of Damages by heavy snowfall since December 2005 (No.12)
  • Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Gov. of Japan (18 Jan. 2006, 9:00)
    (Japanese Information) Situation Report of Damages by heavy snowfall since December 2005 (No.9)
  • Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Gov. of Japan (14 Jan. 2006, 17:00)
    (Japanese Information) Situation Report of Damages by heavy snowfall since December 2005 (No.6)
  • CNN NEWS 2006/01/14
    Five people died in snow-related accidents in Japan on Saturday, taking the death toll from a recent record snowfall to 90 -- the highest in more than 20 years, media said.
  • BBC News 2006/01/08
    Disaster relief teams have been dispatched across Japan after the heaviest snowfall on record, Japanese media is reporting.
    At least 61 people have died and more than 1,000 have been injured as a result of the snowfall, which began last month.
  • The Japan Times Online 2006/01/07
    Heavy snow hit the Sea of Japan coast Friday and is expected to continue through Sunday, adding more misery to western and northern sections of the country already buried in record-deep snow, the Meteorological Agency said.
    Since December, 53 people have died and 760 people have been injured in 15 prefectures due to snow-related incidents, the Cabinet Office said, citing its tally as of 2 p.m. Friday.
  • SwissInfo 2006/01/06
    Japan was bracing for more snow on Friday after some of the heaviest snowfall on record that has left 57 people dead and paralysed transport.
  • CNN.com 2005/12/25
    Heavy snow killed six people in Japan at the weekend, disrupted holiday traffic, left thousands of households without electricity and was blamed for a fatal passenger train derailment.
  • Reuters 2005/12/24
    Heavy snowfall throughout Japan killed five people, disrupted holiday traffic and left thousands of residents without electricity.
  • SwissInfo 2005/12/25
    Heavy snowfall throughout Japan killed five people, disrupted holiday traffic and left thousands of residents without electricity.
  • Asahi Shimbun 2005/12/20
    The cold spell that gripped the nation over the weekend continued to dump heavy snow in mountainous regions Monday and brought Nagoya its heaviest fall in 58 years, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
    In central Tokyo, the mercury dropped to minus 0.8 degrees in the morning, the lowest for December in 10 years.
  • Timesonline2005/12/19
    Some areas suffered the biggest falls in 85 years. Six people were killed and 20 injured in the past week. One man was killed by a snow-removal machine, but most died trying to clear snow from the roofs of homes.