This year there seems to be a particularly large number of typhoons to strike Japan. While the frequency is high, fortunately the damage has not been as bad as it could have been. With this said, the people in Chiba Prefecture and other parts of the Kanto region were indeed heavily impacted by Typhoon Faxai last month, enduring a loss of electrical power, water and other services.

Elderly people and others died due to heat strokes brought on by the lack of electricity for air conditioning and other critical medical services. One elderly woman died after six hospitals refused to accept her due to the decline in the capabilities of the hospital as a result of the power outage. It is particularly sad when people survive a disaster only to lose their life in the physical and emotional struggle afterward.

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