2014/07/11 Japan typhoon tests preparedness and Red Cross support
As Typhoon Neoguri pushed through Japan's main island, passing Tokyo, the powerful storm provided a key test for early warning systems, upgraded since the 2011 tsunami, and Red Cross measures to support the most vulnerable.
By July 10, according to Fire Department figures, three persons had died and several more were seriously injured, along with dozens of minor injuries. Nearly 400 homes were flooded and tens of thousands of households were left temporarily without power.
As the storm moved to more northerly parts of Japan, JRCS Nagano chapter distributed 150 blankets, 20 sleeping kits (including a sleeping mat, pillow, eye shades, earplugs, slippers and socks), to residents in evacuation centres.
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