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14 August 2021

Flood in Japan

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Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Japan
Date of Charter Activation:2021-08-14
Time of Charter Activation:12:16
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:ADRC
Activation ID:727
Project Management:Yamaguchi University

Days of heavy rainfall has caused floods in Japan, particularly affecting the west and south of the country.

Almost two million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes by authorities, and rescue personnel are helping people leave the areas at risk.

One person has been reported killed, and two are missing following a mudslide in Nagasaki Prefecture.

 

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Flooding around the Rokkaku River in Saga Prefecture Japan

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 15/08/2021

Category: Delineation Map

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)

Inundation in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 15/08/2021

Category: Grading Map

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Map produced by Chiba University

Flooding in Kyushu Region of Japan

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 15/08/2021

Category: Delineation Map

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Map produced by Chiba University

Detected water area in Ohmachi, Saga Prefecture

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 15/08/2021

Category: Reference Map

Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2021), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by Yamaguchi University

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