Typhoon Caused Collapse Of Dikes On 37 Rivers


Typhoon caused collapse of dikes on 37 rivers

Japan's land ministry says by Monday evening it had established that Typhoon Hagibis caused the collapse of levees at 52 locations on 37 rivers in seven prefectures.

Among those, levee breaches occurred at 12 state-administered locations on seven rivers.

These include: one location in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, on the Abukuma River; one location in Osato Town, Miyagi Prefecture, on the Yoshida River; one location in Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama Prefecture, on the Toki River; two locations in the cities of Higashimatsuyama and Kawagoe, both in Saitama Prefecture, on the Oppe River; three locations in the cities of Naka and Hitachiomiya, both in Ibaraki Prefecture, on the Naka River; three locations in Ibaraki's Hitachiomiya City on the Kuji River; and one location in Nagano City on the Chikuma River.

Dike breaches were also confirmed at 40 locations on 32 rivers that are administered by the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Saitama, Niigata and Nagano.