On July 5th, 2018 the worst rain of the era hit western Japan. With the cooperation of companies, NGOs, and governments inside and outside the affected region, A-PAD Japan started emergency assistance the following day.

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2018 Western Japan Heavy Rain Emergency Assistance

As of November 30th, 2018

Report of Western Japan Heavy Rain Emergency Assistance

On July 5th, 2018 the worst rain of the era hit western Japan. With the cooperation of companies, NPOs, and governments inside and outside the affected region, A-PAD Japan started emergency assistance the following day. We will report our activities up until today. 

Activity Report

Rescue Project

 

Using the emergency helicopter and amphibious vehicle, A-PAD and doctors immediately went into disaster sites and rescued patients in the submerged hospital, while the rescue dogs searched for missing people. 

 

Procurement and Delivery of Supplies

 

With the cooperation of the local governments, companies, and partner NPOs, we immediately began conducting an assessment of the need of the victims to deliver supplies to those in evacuation centers and their homes.  

 

Renting Out Trailers and Vehicles

 

We sent out multiple trailers, which were used as temporary clinics to treat patients and NPO offices, and vehicles, which the nurses used to visit patients at home at the affected areas. 

Voice—There were many insights voiced from the disaster sights

 

“A patient’s life was saved” 

“[A-PAD Japan’s]  emergency transportation of a patient left behind in a hospital by helicopter and boat saved patient’s” – By the Mabi Memorial Hospital Director @ Okayama / Mabi Town 

 

“It was helpful to have doctors.”

“The continued evacuation life made was affecting my health, so I was relieved to have a doctor who I can talk even at night.” – By a patient in the trailer @ Okayama / Mabi Town 

 

“Thank you for the Children’s picture books”

"The children's playground has been flooded, but everyone is delighted with the picture books that have arrived!" -By Nursery School Staff @ Ehime / Etajima City

 

“New Underwear!”

“I haven’t gotten changed in a few days!” – By one who received underwear at the evacuation center @ Okayama & Hiroshima

 

“Very cool, feels nice” 

“The muddy work in the hot summer was a pain.  The cooling sheet cools my body after the muddy work in the hot summer.” – By a victim staying at home @ Hiroshima / Kure City 

 

Thank you from the “Flying Doctors” – Reporting the donations received and our gratitude

 

Donations of ¥ 10,200,000 (JPY) through Saga Prefecture’s Hometown Tax Payment 

 

Through July 7th to September 30th, 551 people had donated ¥ 10,200,000 (JPY) for A-PAD Western Japan’s Heavy Rain Emergency Assistance Project through the Saga Prefecture’s hometown tax payments. We greatly appreciate everyone who supported and donated to us, thank you. 

 

The remaining fund was used towards Hokkaido Emergency Assistance Project. 

 

The A-PAD Japan Emergency Team “The Flying Doctors,” consisting of rescue dogs, doctors and nurses from Saga University, is supported by many through Saga Prefecture’s hometown tax payments and donations. We ask for your continued donations as it will help in the event of a disaster. 

 

The A-PAD Japan Emergency Team “The Flying Doctors,” consisting of rescue dogs, doctors and nurses from Saga University, is supported by many through Saga Prefecture’s hometown tax payments and donations. We ask for your continued donations as it will help in the event of a disaster. 

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