Typhoon "Hagibis" damage to Japanese farms, forests, and fisheries tops 650 million dollars

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Typhoon "Hagibis" caused widespread damage in Japan following its landfall near the Izu Peninsula on October 12, 2019.

The aftermath is still being felt by farmers as the storm caused extreme damage to farms, forests, and fisheries. The total damage has topped 70 billion yen (650 million dollars), as of Monday, October 21.

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36 affected prefectures are reporting massive financial losses.

Damage to agricultural facilities and establishments amounts to roughly 255 million dollars, while the forestry industry is about 156 million dollars.

Approximately 69 million dollars worth of rice, fruit, and other crops was lost due to the storm.

The total of relevant information has not yet been collected, so the overall bill is expected to increase.

As of October 16, reports confirmed 74 fatalities, 13 000 flooded homes, and over 100 landslides.

Featured image credit: NHK World Japan

Comments

Jean-Paul Turcaud 25 days ago

G'day, Regarding Hagibis typhoon, this drama could have been averted using another understanding of cyclonic generation. The system exists & is available for a fraction of the cost of a single Hurricane, and can technically bring down a H5 within 1/2 hour. The main problem is the mind of so-called scientists who would take exception of something they failed to discover. Indeed the scientific mind can perceive only what it has been fed in. So no remedy, as indeed I have proposed my solution to PM Shinzo Abe well before Hagibis struck. The answer was, this is a joke ! So was it done to leaders in US, MacCain, Obama etc. who did not even bother to reply by courtesy Typhoons or Hurricane are seen by all Leaders as an Act-of-God, hence with no remedy...and most people think likewise. Here we see the results. Was not in the past advances in understanding achieved against the overwhelming consensus of all. Simple question, but with grave implications. Best. Jean-Paul Turcaud Exploration geologist Australia mining ⚒ Pioneer Founder of the True Geology (Kalgoorlie-Boulder. WA)

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