Asian Access Helps Japan Recover from Typhoon Hagibis

Residential areas flooded by the Chikuma river as Typhoon Hagibis hits Nagano, on Oct 13, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

Just weeks after the super Typhoon Hagibis, another storm raced in over the weekend: Typhoon Bualoi. Robert Adair of Asian Access says the area is still in recovery mode.

Japan Suffers Two Typhoons

For those who experienced the triple disaster in 2011, the typhoons have dredged up familiar fears. Adair says that visually, the aftermath looks the same. The remnants of the storms show the water’s pathways, and people’s belongings are scattered in the open.

Many people have lost their homes and are living in evacuation shelters. Others are trying to salvage their homes and figure out next steps. Last Monday, Asian Access started working with churches and volunteers in one of the affected regions to help with cleanup and offer relief support.

“The churches we’re working with, one of the things they’re trying to do is kind of get resources to the people that need them. And so, one of the holes in the system [that] they’ve found is that people that are actually out of their homes and in evacuation centers, the government’s doing a really good job of making sure they get the food, water supplies that they need.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Bethann Flynn