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Government draws up disaster reduction measures after summer floods across western Japan

Source(s):  Japan Times Ltd., the

By JiJi

The government has drawn up a planned outline of disaster reduction measures in response to several large natural disasters this year, including steps to prevent airports from being inundated.

The draft outline includes the results of emergency inspections of crucial infrastructure that were conducted after the disasters, including landslides and earthquakes.

Measures to be taken include protecting emergency power sources at airports from flooding, and work to make levees higher along rivers considered particularly at risk from overflowing.


The outline sets out a requirement for local governments to create hazard maps indicating where there is a risk of landslides, after torrential rains caused landslides and flooding at many locations across the west of the nation in July.

There are also measures to prevent large-scale blackouts, similar to the one that happened across Hokkaido after a powerful earthquake hit in early September.


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  • Publication date 23 Nov 2018

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