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Japan sets up a task force to deal with the consequences of snowfalls

27.12.2021 116 просмотров

Particular attention is paid to the prevention of damage to transport.


The Japanese government has set up a task force to coordinate efforts to prevent damage from record-breaking snowfall that hit central and southwestern Japan's main island of Honshu on Monday. Hirokazu Matsuno, Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers, announced this at a press conference in Tokyo.

center at the Prime Minister's Office. Particular attention is paid to preventing damage to traffic.”

Over 70 cm of snow fell in parts of Hyogo and Shiga prefectures in a day. This is an absolute record for the entire time of observation.

On Monday, more than 50 domestic passenger flights were canceled due to bad weather at various airports in Japan. In Shiga Prefecture, an electric train was trapped in a snow, where about 190 passengers were forced to spend the night.

There are also reports of numerous traffic jams involving dozens of vehicles. More than 1.5 thousand apartments and private houses were left without electricity in the disaster zone.

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