On August 27-28, Northern Kyushu was hit by record levels of heavy rain. The series of heavy rain left three deaths in Saga Prefecture, 158 houses completely or partially destroyed, and more than 5,000 houses flooded.
It's been two months since the disaster. All evacuees have moved out of the evacuation centers in Takeo City and Omachi Town which suffered from serious flooding. More than 60 households are now residing at temporary housing. While some households were able to return to their homes, they have to sleep on the second floors since the first floors are still damaged from the flooding.
A-PAD Japan began assistance activities on August 28 and worked closely with the local governments, businesses, and other NPOs.
As of October 31, A-PAD Japan delivered the following items to two evacuation centers: underwear (2,496), mattresses (245), tarps (72), working gloves (560), medical masks (1,320), reading glasses (150), fruit and vegetable beverages (1,166), fruit jello (120), mandarin oranges (50kg), soft drinks (180), and water (240).
The Social Emergency Management Alliance (SEMA) and Saga Disaster Assistance Plaftform (SPF) helped with the distribution of emergency relief items.
As of October 31, A-PAD Japan also leased the following equipment to disaster assistance organizations: 2 vehicles, 21 pressure washers, 1 generator, 3 fans, 3 whiteboards, 2 buckets, and 38 lanterns.
A-PAD Japan also provided free taxi vouchers for the first time to people whose cars and motorbikes were flooded during the disaster. A total of 275 vouchers were used by October 31.
We would like to send our sincere gratitude for your support and pray for early recovery and restoration in the disaster affected areas.