Tag - mudslides

 
 

MUDSLIDES

Locals gather to help in the search effort after a landslide that hit in Papua New Guinea's Enga province on Friday.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 26, 2024
More than 670 estimated dead in Papua New Guinea landslide: U.N.
The unforgiving terrain, damaged roads and an outbreak of tribal violence nearby have seriously hamstrung efforts to get help into the disaster zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2019
Damage to Japan's farm industry by typhoons Faxai and Hagibis reaches ¥253 billion
The cost of damage to the nation's agriculture, forestry and fishing industries by powerful typhoons Faxai and Hagibis had reached ¥253.37 billion as of Tuesday morning, the agriculture ministry said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 23, 2019
The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes
The nation should expect the frequency of powerful typhoons and heavy rains to grow with global warming, says a professor at the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research at Nagoya University.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2019
Japan to train firefighters to operate drones with an eye toward disaster response
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency will train firefighters to operate drones in an attempt to promote the use of them in disaster response efforts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2019
Western Japan marks first anniversary of deadly mudslides and flooding that killed 275
Memorial services were held Saturday to mark the first anniversary of flooding and mudslides triggered by torrential rains in western Japan that claimed the lives of 275 people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2018
Japan saw record 3,451 rain- and quake-induced mudslides in 2018
A record 3,451 mudslides occurred in 2018 due to torrential rains and earthquakes, according to land ministry data.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Oct 3, 2018
Japan's diverse bunch of disaster volunteers are primed for a warming world
In these polarized times, crises bring together people from a range of backgrounds to spread the word about perils linked to climate change.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2018
Cabinet taps ¥105 billion in reserves to help rain-ravaged areas in west Japan
The first tranche of state support will be used to fix river facilities and help damaged households and businesses clean up and get back on their feet.
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2018
Japan's mayors to set up contact list to improve communication during large-scale disasters
As western Japan recovers from the deadly rains earlier this month, the Japan Association of City Mayors plans to compile a contact list so members can communicate directly in the event of major disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2018
Hotels and tours in western Japan see cancellations after rain disaster
Thousands of people are canceling trips to popular tourist spots in western Japan even though many of their destinations were left unscathed by the recent deadly rain disaster, local officials said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2018
70% of rain victims in west Japan were 60 or older, death tallies show
Seventy percent of the people killed by the torrential rain in western Japan this month were 60 or older, tallies show.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2018
West Japan rains to be designated 'extremely severe disaster' to increase state aid subsidies
The government plans to designate the torrential rain that wreaked havoc in western Japan as a disaster of extreme severity so that subsidies for reconstruction projects can be increased.
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2018
Flood-hit Okayama cram school opens doors to other students
A cram school in the Mabicho district of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has reopened to accept both its own students and others whose schools were damaged by the region's deadly rains this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2018
About 5,900 flood evacuees still in shelters; Tokyo moves to expedite aid
As of Friday, the deadly rains had caused over 600 landslides in 31 prefectures and halted seven expressways, 39 national roads and 24 train lines.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2018
Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes
Thousands of volunteers began streaming into western Japan on Saturday to spend the three-day weekend helping flood-hit residents clean up their mud-caked homes and neighborhoods.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2018
Ehime residents recount horrific landslide death of beloved friend and neighbor
Residents in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, are mourning the loss of a well-loved member of their community this week, in the wake of downpours and flooding that killed at least 200 across western Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2018
Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
The number of casualties announced by the National Police Agency could grow further, as local authorities say more than 60 people are still missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2018
Japan hit by worst weather disaster in decades: Why did so many die?
Torrential rains unleashed floods and set off landslides in western Japan last week, killing at least 176 people, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving dozens missing in the country's worst weather disaster in 36 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2018
Water outages continue in flood-hit areas across western Japan, as death toll tops 170
At least 254,084 homes are still cut off from water supples in Hiroshima, Ehime and Okayama prefectures, those hardest hit by last week's torrential rains.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2018
Death toll from west Japan downpours and flooding reaches 126
The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan passes the 100 mark and many people are still missing.

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