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Overall Orange alert Flood
in Japanfrom 05 Jul 2018 00:00 UTC to 11 Jul 2018 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on update number 4: (11 Jul 2018 11:00).

  • from 05 Jul 2018 00:00 UTC to 11 Jul 2018 00:00 UTC
  • 179 killed and 11200 displaced
  • inserted at 11 Jul 2018 11:00:03 UTC


(Created: Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:36:00 +02:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: FL-2018-000082-JPN (glide) FL-2018-000082-JPN (glide) FL-2018-000082-JPN (glide) FL-2018-000082-JPN (glide)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 163 | About casualties: 96 | Last hour: 0

Recent flooding highlights power of social media in a disaster

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:36:00 +0200japantimes (en)

Online users in Japan followed the storms that lead to devastating floods and landslides in the western part of the country closely as they unfolded last week. The topic remained central to discussion on social media as the days went on and the Many sprung into action as scenes from affected areas....

Death toll in Japan flood disaster climbs to 209

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:01:00 +0200yenisafak-en (en)

The death toll from torrential rains and floods in western Japan has reached 209, Japanese media reported on Saturday. Citing the National Police Agency, Tokyo-based The Japan Times reported that 209 people are confirmed dead, with many others still missing.

Thousands of volunteers arriving in flood-hit areas

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:19:00 +0200japantoday (en)

Thousands of volunteers started arriving Saturday in western Japan regions hit by the country's worst rain disaster in decades to help residents clean up. Prefectural governments in hard-hit Ehime, Hiroshima and Okayama expect some 18,000 volunteers from across the country to help flood victims in....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: ReliefWeb (1), UNOSAT (1), EMM (1), JRC (53), NASA (8), INFORM (1),

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