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Flooding from Typhoon ROKE Inundates Western Japan

Posted by feww on September 20, 2011

1.3 million people in 13 prefectures told to evacuate as Typhoon ROKE approaches Japan

At least 4 were reported dead or missing, as 1.3 million residents in 13 prefectures in central and western Japan were told to evacuate their homes.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 20

[September 20, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,639 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Japan. Typhoon ROKE, Pacific’s 15th typhoon of the season, is following on the hills of TS TALAS, which left more than a 100 dead or missing earlier this month. ROKE has already  caused extensive flooding in western Japan, especially in Aichi prefecture where the authorities have evacuated more than 1.1 million.
    • Hundreds of homes across central and western Japan have been inundated, a report said.
    • ROKE has dumped up to 500mm of rain in some areas in 24 hours.
    • Typhoon Roke was moving NE at 30 kph close to the south of Wakayama Prefecture (Honshu) as of posting, Japan Meteorological Agency said.
    • A large landslide caused by record rainfalls has blocked a river in the western city of Tanabe creating a lake where the water is now overflowing and threatening the nearby residents.
    • ROKE is expected to make landfall in Western Japan later on Wednesday local time.
  • Sindh province, Pakistan. Much of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is now covered by stagnating floodwater.
    • At least 7.5 million people are affected by the disaster, and the numbers are rising.
    • More than 3 million of the victims are critically short of food, according to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).
  • Thailand. Death toll from flooding in Thailand has climbed to at least 123, reports said.
    • At least 1.5 million people are affected.
  • China. Extreme rain events, flooding and landslides have left at least 57 people dead in China, with dozens more reported as missing. The triple disasters have so far forced more than a million from their homes, affecting at least 13 million people in Sichuan, Henan and Shaanxi provinces.
    • Some 14 rivers and tributaries of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers are flooding.
    • Water levels at the Three Gorges Reservoir, the country’s largest water reservoir, swelled to over 160 meters on the evening of Sept. 19, 16 meters higher than the alert level,” a report said.
    • Tens of thousands of hectares of crops are destroyed or damaged.
    • At least 120,000 houses have collapsed and hundreds of thousands more damaged with the economic losses estimated at $2.7bn, a report said.

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