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Japan: Flood: 1999/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 1999/08
Country or District Japan
Event Type Flood
Outline The heavy rains in East Japan since August 13 swelled the rivers and some campers were left behind in holms. As of August 17, relief activities by police, fire departments, Self Defence Forces has been conducted.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Fire Defense Agency "Damage situation cause by the heavy rain since Aug. 13"
3 people dead, 16 people missing, 7 people injured in Kanto area (as of August 16) Households completely destroyed:4, half destroyed:11, partially destroyed: 12, Households flooded above floor level:598, flooded above floor level:2697 (as of August 16) Mainly in Kanto area, collapsed roads 119, flooded roads 712, damaged rivers 15, landslides 123 (as of August 16)

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Asahi Newspaper 1999/8/17
The search for the missing campers still goes on in kanagawa prefecture

Yomiuri On-Line
Articles regarding heavy rains in Kanto area (since 1999/08/14)

Jiji Press, Ltd. 1999/8/16
2 people were killed, 15 people missing because of the heavy rains in 11 prefectures according to the National Police Agency, Japan

Mainichi Newspaper 1999/8/4
The heavy rains in Kanto area made the rivers rise - 16 people are missing

Yahoo! Japan Typhoon/Heavy Rain Information

Fire Defense Agency "Damage situation cause by the heavy rain since Aug. 13"

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Japan Wwather Association: Weather Adovisory/Warning