Some numbers from Japan and their recent flooding as a result of a typhoon. Numbers vary according to sources but here are some that are reported. As an ARES coordinator these numbers are hard to imagine and nearly impossible to comprehend. I could not imagine working this situation.
– 1.8 million ordered or urged to evacuate, more than 6% of the entire population
– 73,000 rescue personnel
– 126 killed,
– 11,200 households have no electricity, hundreds of thousands have no water
– 267,000 homes with water damage