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Snow Kills 52, Injures Hundreds in Japan

Posted by feww on February 2, 2012

More than 4 meters of snow buries parts of northern and eastern Japan

Snow-related incidents have left at least 52 people dead and about a thousand others injured, more than 350 of them seriously, in northern and eastern Honshu, Japan’s main island.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 2

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  • Japan.  Snow-related incidents have left at least 52 people dead and about a thousand others injured, about 350 of them seriously, in northern and eastern Honshu, Japan’s main island.
    • More than 4 meters of snow has fallen in parts of Aomori Prefecture, northern Honshu.
    • Yamagata and Niigata prefectures have received more than 3 meters, while Tottori and Nagano prefectures each reported more than 2 meters of snow.
    • The Aomori prefectural government has set up more than a dozen disaster relief centers.
    • Niigata Prefecture has issued disaster declaration in at least 7 municipalities, a report said.
    • More snow is expected to fall along the Sea of Japan coast until at least Saturday, Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
    • UPDATE:   At least 4 more people were killed by avalanches in northern Akita prefecture, raising the death toll to 56, as of posting.
    • Temperatures in northern Aomori prefecture fell to 15ºF, with about 4.32 meters of snow reported on the ground.

Other Global Disasters

  • Port Said, Egypt. About 80 people have been killed and more than a thousand others injured in clashes between rival fans following a soccer match in the Egyptian city of Port Said, reports said.
  • Papua New Guinea (PNG).A ferry carrying at least 350 passengers has sunk off the north coast of PNG, officials said.
    • Between 30 to 50 people have been rescued, according to different groups, with more than 300 others missing, presumed drowned.
  • Europe. The weather-related death toll in eastern and central Europe has climbed to at least 120, as the big freeze intensifies.
  • Utah, USA.  The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah in the area affected by a severe storm during the period of November 30 to December 1, 2011.
    • The severe storm packing winds of  up to 110 mph tore through homes and businesses causing substantial damage in Davis County.

Flying debris caused by high winds in Farmington (Davis County Sheriff’s Office). via abc4

  • Mitchell, QLD, Australia. Authorities have declared “a disaster situation” in Mitchell as floodwaters invade the town, a report said.
    • Under the declaration, they have the power to enforce mandatory evacuations.
    • At least 8 other towns in southwest Queensland are on flood alert, with more heavy rain forecast, ABOM said.
  • NSW,  Australia.    The New South Wales town of Moree is bracing for its worst flooding in nearly 4 decades, a report said.
  • Moscow, Russia.   At least ten people have been killed and dozens more injured following a series of car accidents caused by snow and icy roads in Moscow, a report said.
    • “The snowstorm will continue in the Russian capital, and weather conditions may become even more extreme: meteorologists expect an ice storm in the city.”

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