Disaster during a pandemic: Lessons from South Japan flood in July 2020
On July 4th, 2020, the southern prefectures of Japan experienced
record-breaking heavy rain, which caused devastating
floods and landslides. This report focuses on the
areas of Kumamoto
prefecture, which was most
severely damaged by this
disaster. The flood of July 2020
happened at a time when the whole
country, as well as most other countries
of the world, was fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The
authors hope that the findings of this
research, supported by CWS Japan,
will bring to light the complex impacts
and management implications of
cascading disasters, and thus project
the importance of a multi-hazard
Das, S.; Shaw, R.; Kanbara, S.; Abe, M.; Komino, T.
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