Japan: Typhoon Hagibis kills more than 74, And rescue team seek for missing individual
Rescue operators in Japan hunted for the missing on Wednesday as the demise toll from one of the most dangerous typhoons to hit the nation rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK announced, many sunk by flooding after rates of streams burst their banks.
Public broadcaster NHK announced 12 were missing and more than 220 wounded after Typhoon Hagibis bound through the Japanese archipelago at the weekend. Everywhere the eastward half of the main island of Honshu, 52 rivers had engulfed over.
Citizens in Fukushima prefecture, which has seen the tremendous number of victims, were busy unloading water-damaged furniture and debris onto the roads. Many old remained in retreat centers, inadequate to clean up their houses.
In Date capital, not far from the site of the atomic disaster in 2011, farmer Masao Hirayama accumulated damp books in the road in front of his apartment, adding to a mound of debris from the area.
He stated the water had touched about 2 meters (6.6 feet) deep in his apartment when he and his son were rescued by boat and taken to an evacuation center. His wife and grandchildren had stayed with relatives through the storm.
“I feel depressed,” Hirayama, 70, said, calculating that the abundance had cleared away all his greenhouses and farming equipment. “All that is left is the area.”
Hirayama announced he had rebuilt his residence in 1989, raising the ground level following a deluge in 1986. His family project to live on the second story until he can make repairs, which he reckons could take three months.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the administration would spend 710 million yen ($6.5 million) to facilitate disaster aid.