Record-breaking torrential rains fell on Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures from just before sunrise until the morning hours of July 28. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the hourly rainfall for Yamaguchi City peaked at 143 mm, while for Susa, Hagi City it was 138.5 mm and for Tsuwano Town it was 91.5 mm, each of which were record high amounts. This record-setting rainfall caused rivers to flood and landslides, resulting in wide scale damages. In Yamaguchi Prefecture, two people died, one went missing, seven houses were destroyed, 447 houses were fully flooded, and 664 houses were partially flooded (Fire and Disaster Management Agency announcements as of 12:30 p.m. on July 31, 2013). In Shimane Prefecture, one went missing, two houses were destroyed, eight houses were fully flooded, and 38 houses were partially flooded (same source of information).
Oblique aerial photographs taken on July 31, 2013
Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
352047-130731-01 Nakaogawa Okura area of Hagi City
352047-130731-02 Nakaogawa Okura area of Hagi City
352047-130731-03 Susa area of Hagi City
352047-130731-04 Tamagawa Kamitama area of Hagi City
352047-130731-05 Tamagawa Kamiogawa Higashibun area of Hagi City
352047-130731-06 Susa area of Hagi City
Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
352039-130731-01 Atotokusa Nabekura area of Yamaguchi City
352039-130731-02 Atotokusa Naka area of Yamaguchi City
352039-130731-03 Atotokusa Nakakamiutsune area of Yamaguchi City
352039-130731-04 Atotokusa Kaneshimo area of Yamaguchi City
352039-130731-05 Atotokusa Kaneshimo area of Yamaguchi City
Tsuwano Town, Shimane Prefecture
History of Information Released
1st : 31.Jul.2013
2nd : 5.Aug.2013
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