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More than 90 percent of the approximately 68,000 homes that experienced water damage from the destructive Typhoon Hagibis saw flooding at levels of less than 1 meter, the government said Wednesday, making the homeowners unlikely to receive financial support under current law.

In cases of water damage, the law on financial assistance to disaster victims stipulates that they can be awarded up to ¥3 million for rebuilding. But this, in principle, is limited to flood levels of 1 meter or more above ground.

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