Typhoon Fukushima's deaths Nearly half of 14 people are in the car and outdoors 14 people are on the 1st floor, October 19, 15:48

When NHK interviewed the situation of 30 people who died in Typhoon No. 19 in Fukushima Prefecture, nearly half of them were in the car or outdoors, and 14 people died staying on the first floor of the house. I understood that it was. The challenge is how to understand the imminent danger in a disaster and ensure safety.

According to the summary of NHK, Typhoon No. 19 in Fukushima Prefecture has so far been 9 in Iwaki City, 7 in Motomiya City, 6 in Koriyama City, 2 in Sukagawa City, Nihonmatsu City and Shirakawa City, Minamisoma City And 30 people died together in Iitate Village.

When NHK interviewed the 30 people who died, 14 people were outdoors, including those in the car, 14 people were on the first floor of their home, and 2 people were rescued by the fire department or family.

Among those who were outdoors, a 25-year-old staff member in Minamisoma City returned home in the early morning when a heavy rain special warning was issued after dealing with evacuees, and the car died in the water. A 75-year-old man in the town died when a car was submerged on the road in Iitate village on the way to a newspaper delivery office during a heavy rain warning.

On the other hand, 14 people who died indoors were on the first floor of their homes, of which 11 were in their 70s and above, 2 were in their 60s, and 1 was in their 40s.
It seems that he was caught up because he could not escape when he felt dangerous because of a river flood that occurred after midnight.

In Fukushima Prefecture, the total rainfall from the 11th to the 13th of this month has become a record heavy rain that reaches twice to three times as much as the normal October 1 month. However, only one spot observed very heavy rain of 50 mm or more per hour, and in many areas it rained 30 to 20 mm per hour.

There is a possibility of going out or evacuation delay without feeling a sense of crisis due to the strength of rain and wind, and the issue is how to grasp the imminent danger and ensure safety.

Expert “It is very difficult to estimate the timing of evacuation based on experience alone”

Regarding the death of many people in Fukushima Prefecture on the first floor of their homes and homes, Professor Hiroyo Kimura of Hyogo Prefectural University, specializing in disaster prevention psychology, said, “In the event of a typhoon or heavy rain, It ’s very difficult to estimate the timing of evacuation by experience alone, unlike earthquakes and tsunamis that start to evacuate due to shaking. ”

On top of that, “I would like to refrain from going out when disaster warning information is issued, even if it is not rainy or windy, and to take safe actions to protect myself. It is expected to happen, and it is necessary to prepare for future typhoons and heavy rains based on the lessons learned this time, such as investigating the dangers of the area with hazard maps and thinking about what to do to ensure personal safety There is. "