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Typhoon Hagibis pushed Japan’s 2019 flood bill to record ¥2.15 trillion

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The financial worth of water damages from floodings and also various other all-natural calamities throughout Japan in 2019 completed a record high of some ¥2.15 trillion, provisionary land ministry information revealed Friday.

The number was the highest possible because such data started being assembled in 1961, leaving out tidal wave damages, the ministry claimed. The previous record high was ¥2.02 trillion in 2004.

Damage triggered by Typhoon Hagibis in October in 2015, which influenced broad locations mainly in eastern Japan, stood at concerning ¥1.86 trillion, noting the highest possible water damages for a solitary all-natural catastrophe, leaving out that from tidal wave.

The previous such record damages was ¥1.21 trillion, triggered by a hefty rainfall catastrophe in western Japan in 2018.

By prefecture, Fukushima experienced the costliest water damages in 2019 at some ¥671.6 billion, adhered to by Tochigi at ¥254.7 billion and also Miyagi at ¥251.2 billion.

Some 99,000 residences and also structures experienced water damages throughout the nation, with swamped land completing 80,700 hectares.

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