• Kahoku Shimpo

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Powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which ripped through Japan on Oct. 12 and brought flooding and landslides to Fukushima Prefecture, has left at least 27 senior group homes and nursing homes in the area damaged or flooded.

As of Oct. 15, there were no reports of deaths or injuries at such facilities, but the widespread damage caused by the typhoon has exposed the difficulties that homes for elderly people have faced in responding to the disaster.

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