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JWA's Counter-Measures against Floods caused by Torrential Rains in Kyushu, Japan (continued)

July 25, 2017

In northern Kyushu,Japan, though the floods are gone, the devastating aftermath was revealed at all those suffering areas. Many landslide sites were found, huge amount of debris, drift woods, and muds are now left not only on the rivers but also on the roads, front yards, back yards, inside of the houses, farmlands, etc. Local community members, volunteers, local fire fighters, self defense forces team members, etc. are now working hard day in and day out to try to restore the the life of local communities suffering from the floods.

We, Japan Water Agency, are now working closely with them, assisting local municipal governments in various activities, including the following:

as of July 25 13:00

Liaison staff dispatched A total of 71 worker-days
Asakura City: 32
Toho Village: 39
Staff dispatched to assist municipalities A total of 109 worker-days
Drone flight surveys: 20
Grouping of drift woods and mud: 32
Damaged farming facility surveys: 6
Main roads and logging road damage surveys: 51
Machinery Mobilization of one road-sprinkler truck (July 6-25)
Mobilization of drones (July6-20)
Mobilization of a package pump (July 10)

A logging road damage survey
(Asakura City, July 16)

A logging road damage survey
(Asakura City, July 16)

River damage survey
(Toho Village, July 15)

River damage survey
(Toho Village, July 15)

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