1Japan Meteorological Business Support Center, Japan


Typhoon Hagibis (T1919) hit area of Japan and 100 casualties and missing people were reported. The course, intensity, land timing were correctly forecasted in numerical weather models and lots of information issued almost properly, however, one of the severest typhoons in decades brought huge damages. Even if emergency warnings and evacuation directions were issued, most people did not evacuate. Evacuation in night-time was danger and earlier evacuations in comparison with day-time that recommended. In March of 2019, the guideline for evacuation was updated and risk levels of warning were categorized from Level 1 to Level 5.


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Michihiko Tonouchi, Koichi Kurihara, Hiroshi Yokoyama (2019), Disater Management in Japan and Effective Usage of Meteorological Information with A Prompt Report of Typhoon Hagibis. Vietnam Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2-1, 66-72.


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