Donated Relief Goods Arrive In Typhoon - Hit Town

Donated relief goods arrive in typhoon-hit town

Relief goods donated by people across Japan are arriving in a typhoon-hit town in Chiba Prefecture.

The town of Kyonan, east of Tokyo, was badly affected when Typhoon Faxai made landfall in the region early on Monday morning.

Town officials sorted out parcels containing bottles of water, instant noodles, toilet paper and other items at an elementary school gymnasium on Thursday.

They say donations of food and water have increased since Wednesday, but plastic sheets and sandbags are in short supply.

A woman from Yokosuka City in Kanagawa Prefecture donated allergy-free cookies and bread.

The woman said she and her child had a good time when they visited Kyonan and she wanted to do something to help the residents.

A volunteer from the local education board says they welcome the donations as stocks are running low in the town.