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Flood in Niigata, Japan

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Japan
Date of Charter Activation:
30/07/2011
Charter Requestor:
Masaru Arakida, ADRC, on behalf of Niigata Prefecture
Project Management:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the event

Local governments in Niigata and Fukushima prefectures on Friday issued evacuation advisories to thousands of residents due to record rainfall in the two prefectures.

In Niigata Prefecture, the city of Sanjo advised about 88,000 people in 30,000 households to evacuate so it can discharge water that has flooded into Kasabori dam, while another 5,100 people from some 1,500 households in four other cities were also asked to take refuge in safe places.

In Fukushima Prefecture, the town of Tadami issued an evacuation advisory to all of its residents; about 4,800 people in 1,800 households while local fire-fighters said they received information that one person was caught in a mudslide.

Flood in Niigata, Japan
Inundation area, Niigata City

Source: TerraSAR-X
RADARSAT-2
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 30/07/2011
RADARSAT-2: 01/08/2011

Copyright: TerraSAR-X: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011- Commercial exploitation rights: Infoterra
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by JAXA

Flood in Niigata, Japan
RGB Composite Imagery

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Commercial exploitation rights: Infoterra
Map produced by JAXA

Copyright: Pre-disaster: 16/11/2010
Post-disaster: 30/07/2011

Flood in Niigata, Japan
Inundation area, Niigata City

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 16/11/2010
Post-disaster: 30/07/2011

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Commercial exploitation rights: Infoterra
Map produced by JAXA