MLIT Takeo River Office's response to the flood in northern Kyushu, July 2012

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding and mudslides on Japan’s south-western island Kyushu mainly from July 11 to 14, 2012. Three days of extreme rainfall was named “2012 Kyushu-Hokubu-Gou”(heavy rain event in northern Kyushu) by Japan Meteorological Agency. Our deepest sympathy to people suffered by this event.

The rainfall broke hourly and daily precipitation records in several places. Heavy rain warnings took effect also for Saga prefecture including our Rokkakugawa and Matsuuragawa river basins. MLIT Takeo River Office took an operation for flood response, but also dispatched our staffs and materials to places heavily damaged by the flood as follows (as of 27 July 2012).

TEC-FORCE* (28 person-days)

From 14 July 2012 to 15 July 2012, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka prefecture, emergency survey for

flooded area in Yabegawa river basin

15 July 2012, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka prefecture, drainage pumping for flooded area in
Yabegawa river basin

From 15 July 2012 to 19 July 2012, Aso-city, Kumamoto prefecture, drainage pumping for flooded
area in Aso-city
   

From 4 July 2012 to 6 July 2012, Hita-city, Oita prefecture, transport service for TEC-FORCE

From 13 July 2012 to 19 July 2012, Aso-city, Kumamoto prefecture, transport service for TEC-FORCE

Other logistic support (2 people-days)

13 July 2012, Ogi-city, Saga prefecture, liaison for city office

13 July 2012, Taku-city, Saga prefecture, liaison for city office

 

*note) TEC-FORCE (Technical Emergency Control Force) is the scheme to provide technical assistance from regional bureau of MLIT in response to major disasters since 2008.
 

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