LESSONS FROM HAGIBIS - LEARNING TO COPE WITH INTENSIFYING DISASTERS IN THE AGE OF NEW NORMAL

9 March 2020

Between October 6 until 13, 2019, an extremely strong and large tropical cyclone, Typhoon, caused widespread destruction across its path. It was the strongest typhoon to strike mainland Japan in decades, and one of the largest typhoons ever recorded in terms of its diameter. It was also the costliest Pacific typhoon recorded in history, causing a total of 15 billion US dollars in financial damage. This report examines some of these issues, and summarizes the lessons that can contribute to better preparedness for future disasters.


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