Chronological Report of Flood Disaster at Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Road closure map in Kure City as July 9, 2018 at 15:30 (Source: Kure City Official Website)

July 2018 Heavy Rain Damage Report in Kure City (46th Edition)
As of August 15, 2018, 2:00PM, Japan Time

Reported by Disaster Management Headquarters of Kure City

Casualty
Total Death: 24
Missing: 1
Injured: 22

Tenno Area Death: 11   Missing: 1
Yoshiura Area Death: 3
Yasuura Area Death: 4
Chuo Area Death: 2
Aga Area Death: 1
Ondo Area Death: 2
Kamagari Area Death: 1

Houses damaged by mudslides and floods: 2,829 including total loss of 264

Roads and public facilities damaged by mudslides and floods: 1,061 locations

Tenno area in Kure City as of July 17 (Source: Twitter Account of Mr. Masahisa Sato, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs)

Chronological Report

The rain started on Tuesday, July 3 and continued until Sunday, July 8.

July 5 (Thursday) at 8:08, Heavy Rain Advisory was issued; at 16:33, Flood Advisory was issued.

July 6 (Friday) at 5:40, Heavy Rain Warning was issued; at 7:45, under threat of mudslides, Preparing Evacuation Order & Mandatory Evacuation Order for Seniors were issued in all city areas; at 10:06, Flood Warning was issued:

at 18:10, Mudslide Warning was issued; at 18:20, under threat of mudslides, Evacuation Advisory was issued in Showa, Yasuura, and Gobara areas; at 19:10, under threat of mudslides, Evacuation Advisory was issued in all city areas; at 19:30, under threat of flood, Evacuation Advisory was issue in the area along Niko River; at 19:40, Special Heavy Rain Warning was issued;

at 20:00, under threat of flood, Evacuation Advisory was issued in the area along Kurose River; at 21:05, under threat of mudslides, Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued in all city areas; at 21:15, under threat of flood, Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued in the area along Niko River;

at 21:30, under threat of flood, Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued in the area along Noro River; at 21:40, under threat of flood, Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued in the area along Kurose River.

Aga area in Kure City as of July 7 (Source: Twitter Account of Mainichi Newspaper Photo Department)

July 7 (Saturday) at 10:50, Special Heavy Rain Warning was expired and Flood Alert was issued; at 15:35, Flood Warning was expired and Flood Advisory was issued.

July 8 (Sunday) at 9:23, Flood Advisory was expired; at 10:30, Flood Advisory was issued; at 14:45, Flood Advisory was expired.

July 9 (Monday) at 4:00, Mudslide Warning was expired; at Heavy Rain Warning was expired and Heavy Rain Advisory was issued; at 8:30, Mandatory Evacuation Order was expired except Yasuura Chuo Kita 1 Chome, Yasuura Chuo 1 Chome and 2 Chome; at 10:06, Heavy Rain Advisory was expired.

Tenno area Nishiijo Machi of Kure City as of July 8 at 4:54 pm (Source: Twitter Account of Mainichi Newspaper Photo Department. Photographer Tatsuya Fujii)

July 12 (Thursday) at 14:02, Heavy Rain Advisory was issued; at 19:15, Heavy Rain Advisory was expired.

July 13 (Friday) at 13:25, under threat of mudslide, Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued in Tenno area; at 16:10, Mandatory Evacuation Order in Tenno was partially expired except Nishijo 1 Chome, 2 Chome, 3 Chome, 4 Chome, Ohama 1 Chome, 2 Chome, Minami Machi, and Miya Machi;

at 19:55, Mandatory Evacuation Order in all Tenno area was expired and Evacuation Advisory was issue in Tenno area including Nishijo 1 Chome, 2 Chome, 3 Chome, 4 Chome, Ohama 1 Chome, 2 Chome, Minami Machi, and Miya Machi.

July 14 (Satuday) at 11:30, Evacuation Advisory in the particular areas of Tenno was expired and Preparing Evacuation Order was issued under threat of mudslide in Tenno Nishijo 1 Chome, 2, Chome, 3 Chome, 4 Chome;

at 14:50, Preparing Evacuation Order was partially expired; at 19:35, All Mandatory Evacuation Orders were expired when Mandatory Evacuation Order in Yasuura area was expired. But Preparing Evacuation Order was still in effective.

Yoshiura Nagatani Cho in Kure City as of July 8 at 9:50 am (Source: Twitter Account of Mainichi Newspaper Photo Department. Photographer Tatsuya Fujii)

July 28 (Saturday) at 15:20, under threat of mudslide, Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued in Tenno area including Fukuura Cho, Denjubara Cho, Nishijo 1 Chome, 2 Chome, 3Chome, 4 Chome, Higashi Kubo 1 Chome, 2 Chome, Yoshuura area including Nagatani Cho, Kamijo Machi, Ikawagami Cho, Matsuba Cho, Nakamachi 3 Chome, Honmachi 3 Chome, Shinde Cho, Higashi Motomachi 2 Chome, Yasuura area including Onagobata, Akakousaka, Nakahata, Shimogauchi, Mizushiri 1 Chome, Ondo area including Sakioku 3 Chome;

at 15:20 under threat of mudslide, Preparing Evacuation Order was issued in all city areas; at 15:31, Wind and Gale Advisory was issued; at 21:21, Heavy Rain Advisory was issued.

July 29 (Sunday) at 1:04, Extreme Gale Warning was issued; at 4:10, under threat of mudslide and flood, Heavy Rain Warning was issued; at 9:00 as the typhoon approaching, Evacuation Advisory was issue in all city area;

at 10:10, Extreme Gale Warning was expired and Strong Gale Advisory was issued; at 13:39, Heavy Rain Warning was expired and Heavy Rain Advisory was issued;

at 14:40 Evacuation Advisory regarding typhoon approaching was partially expired except Tenno area including Nishijio 1 Chome, 2 Chome, 3 Chome, 4 Chome, Higashi Kubo 1 Chome, 2 Chome, Yoshiuta area including Shinde Cho, Higashi Motomachi 2 Chome, Nagatani Machi, Aga area including Aga Minami 9 Chome, Ondo area including Okusaki 3 Chome, Yasuura area including Nakahata, Shimogauchi, Onagobata, Akakousaka, Mizushiri 1 Chome;

at 17:10, Evacuation Advisory regarding typhoon approaching was partially expired except Ichihara neighborhood of Yasuura Cho Nakahata; at 17:10, under threat of mudslide, Preparing Evacuation Order was issued in mountain side of Hiroshima-Kure Highway in Tenno Nishijo 1 Chome, 2 Chome and all areas of Tenno Nishijo 3 Chome, 4 Chome; at 18:21, Heavy Rain Advisory was expired; at 22:04 Strong Gale Advisory was expired.

July 30 (Monday) at 8:30, Evacuation Advisory in Ichihara neighborhood of Ysuura Cho Nakahata was expired, and Preparing Evacuation Order was issued in Ichihara neighborhood.

Mr. Masahisa Sato (center), Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and former officer of Self-Defense Force is inspecting the disaster at Tenno area of Kure City on July 17. (Source: Twitter Account of Masahisa Sato)

Shelter

As of August 15 at 10:00, 115 people of 74 families were staying at 7 locations including Yasuura Machizukuri Center.

In worst situation as of July 9, 1,418 people of 409 families were staying at 134 locations.