Ten days after 'Vera', a screaming 450 mile wide 100 miles per hour typhoon, struck at Nagoya (Sept. 26) the city-Japan's third largest-battered and flooded to the roof-tops, still suffers.
Ten days after 'Vera', a screaming 450 mile wide 100 miles per hour typhoon, struck at Nagoya (Sept. 26) the city-Japan's third largest-battered and flooded to the roof-tops, still suffers. There is as yet no sign of the turbulent waters subsiding. Heavy rainfall is adding to the two million citizen's misery.
Half-a-million homes have been destroyed, damaged or flooded. Many occupants still cling to the roof-tops. Nagoya City Hall, packed with relief supplies, is a cincture for thousands of homeless refugees. To the City Hall Oct 5 came Crown Prince Akihito and Premier Kishi during a tour of the devastated area. They walked among children whose parents were battered to death, washed under before their eyes, or are simply "missing".
American army helicopters and landing craft are assisting in the almost impossible task of rescuing and supplying marooned communities. Rain batters down on rescue workers. Soaked women attempt to dam flooded streets. Doctors and nurses fight Dysentery, Typhoid and Gangrene, while small armies of diseased victims tread their weary way through destruction and death to the emergency medical centres. Grief stricken relatives search for "missing" loved ones in a myriad of coffins.
2,669 Nagoyans are dead; 7,769 inured; 692 mission with little hope of recovery. In the whole of Eastern Japan 4,149 died; 15,385 were injured and 973 are still missing. Nagoya took the brunt of 'Vera's' catastrophic attack..the worst typhoon in Japan's history.