On October 15, continuing from yesterday, the team assisted patient transfers for the Sanikukai Clinic that was flooded due to the overflooded Chikuma River and was experiencing power and water outages. Today, the operation transferred 74 patients to other medical facilities of which 3 patients were transferred with the emergency assistance team's vehicles. Inside the clinic, the team assisted coordinating patient transfers and cleaning around the premises.
On October 15, some of the team members traveled to evacuation centers at the Shinonoi Civic Center, Minami-Nagano Sports Park, and Higashijo Elementary School and conducted needs assessments. Based on the results of the needs assessments from each evacuation center, the team plans to distribute relief items accordingly.