The Japan Times LTD. All rights reserved. [online] 6 July 2020. Tens of thousands of Japanese soldiers have been sent to help rescue stranded citizens and search amongst the wreckage for survivors. Landslides have been triggered across multiple prefectures, including 56 in Kumamoto, 44 in Kagoshima, 27 in Nagano and 24 in Nagasaki according to the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry (Kyodo News).Figure 4 (above): Devastation caused by a landslide in the Tagawa area of Ashikita Town on 4 July (top) (Image source: Carl Court / Getty, Jiji Press / AFP / Getty). Source: Japan Meteorological Agency. The event is officially referred to as Reiwa ni-nen shichi-gatsu gōu by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Available at: https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6831284/japan-flood-death-toll-up-to-68-pm-visits/?cs=13067 [Accessed 14 July]. The Japan Times. We help the insurance and property industries, governments, and financial institutions understand and manage global flood risk across a wide range of flood sources, including river, surface water and coastal. We will not share your data with any third party. Across Kumamoto prefecture, two out of 26 gauges recorded new record hourly rainfall, with five out of 43 gauges setting new records in Kagoshima prefecture (figure 1). Kyushu flood & Typhoon Haishen losses estimated at $1.7bn 18th December 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released new data relating to the Kyushu floods and Typhoon Haishen that impacted Japan earlier this year, showing combined re/insurance industry losses to be around US $1.7 billion. Available at: St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. 40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 40, including 14 who drowned at … A man cleans his warehouse in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Tuesday morning after torrential rains spurred flooding in the area. [online] 7 July 2020. 2020. Kyodo News. We take your privacy seriously. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Kentaro Oishi, who owns a rafting business in the hot springs resort of Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, said the emergency services called him for help and he had swapped tourists for stranded locals. 2020. All updates will also give you the option to unsubscribe. (Kyodo) Kyushu Electric Power Co. said about 4,000 homes in the prefecture continued to be without electricity as of Monday afternoon. [online] 13 July 2020. Within Fukuoka alone, authorities ordered more than 200,000 households to evacuate, with a further 80,000 households advised to evacuate. In the Kyushu prefecture of Fukuoka alone, the most recent estimate for the number of damaged homes stands at 4,942 (Fukuoka Disaster Prevention Information). Japan Meteorological Agency. 2020. JPF member NGOs are continuing the following relief activities in the areas seriously affected by the July 2020 floods in Kumamoto and other parts of Kyushu as well as in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. [online] 13 July 2020. Available at: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/07/23ba8d55a443-death-toll-rises-to-50-in-rain-hit-southwestern-japan.html [Accessed 7 July]. For some local business owners already battered by the coronavirus crisis, the natural disaster has compounded their problems. If you're not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site. Since Saturday, July 4, 2020, torrential rains in the southwestern island of Kyushu have caused flooding and landslides, killing 49 people with 11 missing (as of Jul 7). JBA’s Event Response team is continuing to monitor this event. For details on our related campaign for China, see our 2020 China Flood Response page. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-53290211 [Accessed 7 July]. We take your privacy seriously. A Self-Defense Forces member searches for survivors in the mudslide-hit town of Tsunagi, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Tuesday. Kyodo News. We will securely store the data that you share. 2020. Posted on July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020. The Japan Meteorological Agency recorded precipitation highs of 50mm-66mm per hour in the Fukuoka and Kumamoto prefectures between Monday 6 July and Tuesday 7 July. If you would like to unsubscribe at any time please contact us at hello@jbarisk.com with the subject line Opt-out or call JBA Risk Management Marketing on 01756 799919. [online] 13 July 2020. 2020. JBA’s Event Response team has continued to monitor the ongoing flooding across Kyushu, Japan, which has caused 72 fatalities at the time of writing and a further 13 missing persons cases (NHK World Japan). St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. JBA Risk Management has nationwide return period flood maps for Japan at 30m resolution and a Global Flood Model to help you understand and manage flood risk more effectively. Death toll rises to 56 as rain damage widens in southwest Japan. Further complicating the evacuation efforts was the fear of spreading the coronavirus. The flooding, which affected southern Japan, was caused by a weather system front known as the mei-yu front (also known as the baiu front). 2020. Jul 7, 2020 Fukuoka – As rescuers raced against the clock to find survivors, more torrential rain struck the Kyushu region on Tuesday, with the death toll climbing to … Available at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/07/national/rain-floods-kyushu/ [Accessed 7 July]. The Chikugo River, the largest river in Kyushu, also overflowed in Hita, which is located towards the centre of the island. The heavy band of rain has caused widespread flooding and landslides throughout the island of Kyushu, particularly in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures, with over 1.38 million residents advised to evacuate. The event is officially referred to as Reiwa ni-nen shichi-gatsu gōu by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Flooding in Kyushu has forced about 3 million residents to evacuate. This heavy rainfall is forecast to continue across much of Japan over the coming days. (Photo: AFP) 07 Jul 2020 11:41AM. JBA’s Event Response team has been monitoring river flow conditions and the status of flood defences in these highly urbanised areas. Coloured points highlighting inundated areas. The Japan Times. Analysis of precipitation readings provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency has revealed new record highs of hourly precipitation across Kyushu. In Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, authorities converted the local sports gymnasium into a shelter, with families separated off by cardboard walls to prevent the spread of the virus. Source: Japan Meteorological Agency. Never miss an update about our products and services, company news and event response data. JBA Risk Management has nationwide return period flood maps for Japan at 30m resolution as illustrated in the report. Collection of 23 photos of flood damage. We will securely store the data that you share. It’s literally a bolt from the blue. (Above, left) Weather warnings by prefecture as of 7 July 2020. Tokyo (CNN) Rescue workers in Japan are beginning a desperate search for survivors after dozens were left dead or missing following widespread flash flooding triggered by … Please, Japan Meteorological Agency. In Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, floods caused around 200 people to become stranded within two evacuation centres. 2020. Interestingly, whilst the recorded 72hr maximum at Hitoyoshi did not exceed the maximum previously recorded (on 23 July 2006), all three gauges upstream of Hitoyoshi recorded new maximum rainfalls during this period, contributing to the extreme river flows on the Kuma River which has caused widespread flooding and damage. This site uses cookies. Towards the end of last week, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued extreme risk warnings along several downstream river sections. Weather Warnings/ Advisories. Over 1.22 million residents have been asked to evacuate. In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.By subscribing, you can help us get the story right. Emergency declared for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba. Precipitation highs of around 84mm per hour were recorded in the cities of Kushima, Miyazaki Prefecture, and Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, early on Monday 6 July. JBA’s river (blue) and surface water (purple) flood hazard maps highlighting the area at risk across Ashikita District (below).Japan’s Prime Minister has stated that the Japanese government plans to use over 400 billion yen ($3.74 billion), including reserve funds, for reconstruction work. Japan Meteorological Agency. 2020. The original event commentary can be found further below – this is an update as of 14 July 2020. Japan Meteorological Agency. JBA Risk Management has nationwide return period flood maps for Japan at 30m resolution as illustrated in the report. A news item involving 2020 Kyushu floods was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the In the news section on 6 July 2020. Analysis of precipitation readings provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency has revealed new record highs of hourly precipitation across Kyushu. In Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture, some limited flooding has occurred across commercial areas in Higashiaikawa. July 8, 2020 For more than a week, Japan has been battered by floods driven by torrential rains, spurring widespread evacuations and the deaths of … Available at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-06/japan-floods-almost-500000-asked-to-evacuate/8684472 [Accessed 7 July]. According to several news agencies, Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency has estimated 14,000 houses in total to have been flooded or damaged on Kyushu and across western and central Japan (St George & Sutherland Shire Leader). Figure 1: Rain gauges with record breaking 1 hourly rainfall readings for Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures during the event. Find out more. NHK World Japan. Please get in touch for more information.Â. (Above, right) Real-time flood risk map indicating river flood risk levels as of 7 July 2020. “We are racing against time,” Yutaro Hamasaki, a Kumamoto official said early Tuesday morning. ... with 6 to 10 inches across Kyushu… “I have 20 years of rafting experience, but I never dreamed” of rowing the boat through the city, the veteran paddler said. What will Tokyo’s second state of emergency mean? At least 60 were killed in Kyushu… [online] Available at: https://www.gsi.go.jp [Accessed 14 July]. Civic Force has dispatched rescue personnel to the affected areas. The river burst through its levees in several places in the city of Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto, late on Saturday 4 July, flooding low-lying settlements. [online]. The 87-year-old woman in Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, was found at her submerged home Monday night and was confirmed dead Tuesday at a hospital. Available at: https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6831284/japan-flood-death-toll-up-to-68-pm-visits/?cs=13067 [Accessed 14 July]. Figure 3 (right): Aerial image showing inundation along the Kuma River (top) (Source: GSI) compared with JBA’s 1 in 200-year river flow map (below). Thirteen people remain missing on island of Kyushu. The original event commentary can be found further below – this is an update as of 14 July 2020. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was doubling the deployment of rescue personnel, including police and firefighters as well as coast guard personnel and the SDF, to 80,000. [online] Available at: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/index.html [Accessed 7 July]. ABC News. ⓘ 2020 Kyushu floods. 2020 Kyushu floods; 2020 Nepal floods; 2020 Korean floods; References External links. ... leading to floods and landslides that inundated streets, homes and businesses, and submerged cars. Heavy rainfall was also experienced in the central and eastern parts of the island of Kyushu early on Monday 7 July, with totals reaching at least 55mm and 76mm per hour. The heavy rainfall event caused widespread impacts from flooding after record-breaking rainfall struck the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima on … If you would like to receive this information, please tick the box below. Registered in England. Multiple prefectures have also seen new precipitation records across 72-hour periods between 6 July and 12 July 2020, including eight records in Kumamoto, four in Kagoshima, five in Fukuoka and nine in Oita. JBA’s Event Response team has continued to monitor the ongoing flooding across Kyushu, Japan, which has caused 72 fatalities at the time of writing and a further 13 missing persons cases (NHK World Japan). Across Kumamoto prefecture, two out of 26 gauges recorded new record hourly rainfall, with five out of 43 gauges setting new records in Kagoshima prefecture (figure 1). Japan flood death toll up to 68, PM visits. JBA Risk Management has nationwide return period flood maps for Japan at 30m resolution and a Global Flood Model to help you understand and manage flood risk more effectively. If you would like to unsubscribe at any time please contact us at hello@jbarisk.com with the subject line Opt-out or call JBA Risk Management Marketing on 01756 799919. Yuji Hashimoto, who runs a tourism bureau in the hot-spring resort in Yatsushiro, said that the “beautiful tourism spot dramatically changed overnight.”. 2020. Figure 5 (above): Commercial areas inundated in Higashiaikawa, Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture (top) (Source: GSI) compared against JBA’s 1 in 200-year river flood map (below). Some people were preferring to sleep in their cars rather than risk possible infection at a shelter. • Photos: Deadly Flooding in Japan, The Atlantic, 8 July 2020. | KYODO. Search efforts for the missing continued although the initial 72-hour period considered critical for finding people alive has passed at many of the sites hit by landslides and floods. In Kumamoto Prefecture, at least 52 people have died and 11 people were still missing, authorities said, while a woman in Fukuoka Prefecture was also confirmed dead. BBC News. Further heavy rain is forecast over the next few days as warm and humid air flows into the seasonal rain front stretching across the Japanese archipelago. The first floods hit Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto, with a vengeance on Saturday, July 4th after enormous rainfall in the region. We will securely store the data that you share. (Above, left) Weather warnings by prefecture as of 7 July 2020. Photograph: A car stands vertically on a muddy road after being washed away by flood, in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Sponsored contents planned and edited by JT Media Enterprise Division. Cooperation from nationwide network. [online] 5 July 2020. | KYODO. Available at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/07/national/rain-floods-kyushu/ [Accessed 7 July]. At least 53 dead as torrential rains and floodwaters hit Kyushu. 2020. Heavy rain in Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, southern Japan, has led to severe flooding At least 16 people have died and a dozen are missing on Japan's southern island of Kyushu … [online] 13 July 2020. We won’t give up to the end,” Hamasaki vowed. Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. 2020. People living in mountainous areas had been stranded with phone, electricity and water services cut. At least 53 dead as torrential rains and floodwaters hit Kyushu. [online] 7 July 2020. [online] Available at: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/index.html [Accessed 7 July].The Japan Times. Mealey, R. 2020. PM Abe visits rein-hit Kumamoto to assess damage for recovery measures. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings for heavy rain and flooding, including a rare rainfall emergency issued Friday. “The damage was beyond our imagination. © 2021 JBA Risk Management. Kyushu island, Japan 4-13 July 2020 JBA’s Event Response team has continued to monitor the ongoing flooding across Kyushu, Japan, which has caused 72 fatalities at the time of writing and a further 13 missing persons cases (NHK World Japan). … The disaster is a double-whammy as our hot spring resort was struggling to weather the impact of coronavirus. Kyodo News. | KYODO. We will not share your data with any third party. 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Massive floods and record rains leave 50 dead or missing, 270 000 urged to evacuate - Kyushu, Japan Follow @TheWatchers_ Posted by Julie Celestial on July 6, 2020 at 11:19 UTC (6 months ago) Categories: Featured articles , Floods , Severe storms These are the rioters who stormed the nation’s Capitol, Japanese obstetrician fights for 'confidential births' amid apathy, 'No need to feel inferior': China dating app helps raise awareness of LGBT issues, New Year Basho arrives with yokozuna absent and virus concerns rising, Directory of who’s who in the world of business in Japan. Available at: english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/07/8fe657c7bc46-abe-visits-rain-hit-kumamoto-to-assess-damage-for-recovery-measures.html [Accessed 14 July]St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. 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