Disaster Charter: Flood in Niigata, Japan

August 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Remote Sensing Law, Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in Niigata, Japan:

Flood in Niigata, Japan

Type of Event: Floods
Location of Event: Japan
Date of Charter Activation: 30/07/2011
Charter Requestor: Masaru Arakida, ADRC, on behalf of Niigata Prefecture
Project Management: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the Event
Local governments in Niigata and Fukushima prefectures on Friday issued evacuation advisories to thousands of residents due to record rainfall in the two prefectures.

In Niigata Prefecture, the city of Sanjo advised about 88,000 people in 30,000 households to evacuate so it can discharge water that has flooded into Kasabori dam, while another 5,100 people from some 1,500 households in four other cities were also asked to take refuge in safe places.

In Fukushima Prefecture, the town of Tadami issued an evacuation advisory to all of its residents; about 4,800 people in 1,800 households while local fire-fighters said they received information that one person was caught in a mudslide.

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