NHK has learned that Nagano City did not inform residents about the burst of a major river caused by Typhoon Hagibis, despite receiving the information from the central government.
The land ministry says it announced at 6 a.m. on October 13 that a dam on the bank of Chikuma River had burst. The ministry had concluded the collapse likely occurred two hours earlier.
Authorities in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, have issued an evacuation advisory to about 20,000 residents in some districts, due to the risk of storm surges.
The evacuation advisory is equal to a level-4 alert on a 5-stage warning system. It means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.
All I can say is "wow, wow and wow!" My socks were knocked off visiting a waste disposal site. Yes, a waste disposal site--you know, the place where they do what they do with our garbage?
News flash for governments and businesses with NIMBYs giving them headaches: You need to go to Musashino Clean Center (MCC). This facility opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing and dealing with "inherently undesirables."