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Japan

In flood-ravaged Japan, delays and lack of awareness magnified death toll

16 Jul 2018, Reuters

Interviews with more than a dozen residents, officials and experts show how multiple failures increased Mabi’s death toll: flood-control plans were delayed for decades; residents often didn’t understand warnings about the risks; and an evacuation order for the worst-hit area came just minutes before confirmation that a levee had failed.




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