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Flood and landslide in Japan

Sunday, 04 September 2011

Type of Event:
Floods, Landslides
Location of Event:
Gojyo-shi, Nara-pref, Japan
Date of Charter Activation:
04/09/2011
Charter Requestor:
Atsushi ONO/JAXA on behalf of Cabinet Office, Japan

Description of the event

Typhoon Talas hit Kinki and Shikoku regions, Japan, on Saturday. The typhoon passed into the Sea of Japan on Sunday. At least 26 people have died and 55 people are missing after the storm. An emergency task-force rescue effort has been set up by the government, but figures are on a constant rise as several prefectures have been affected by the storm.

On Sunday, 460,000 evacuation orders were issued as the typhoon swept through the region; entire villages were flooded, whilst bridges and homes had been destroyed.

Japan's Meteorological Agency warned that heavy rains and strong winds would continue increasing the threat of more floods and landslides.

Affected areas in Nara

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 08/09/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by JAXA

Affected areas in Nara and Wayakama

Source: SPOT-4
Acquired: 08/09/11

Copyright: CNES
Map produced by JAXA

Major affected area for Typhoon Talas, Japan

Source: Envisat
Acquired: 08/09/2011

Copyright: ESA
Map produced by AIT

Major affected area for Typhoon Talas, Japan

Source: DMC
Acquired: 09/09/2011

Copyright: DMC
Map produced by AIT

Flood and landslide in Japan

Source: TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 19/02/2011 and 09/09/2011
RADARSAT-2: 11/08/2010 and 06/09/2011

Copyright: TerraSAR-X: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011- Commercial exploitation rights: Infoterra
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