2012 Aso

On 11 and 12 July 2012 according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, Kumamoto and neighboring Oita prefectures saw “the heaviest rain that [the region] has ever experienced” spawning flooding that caused 28 deaths and forced 250,000 people to flee their homes. IDRO teamed up with INJM to send a team of workers into the area. Working with the assistance of locals and volunteers, we worked our way from Yabake into the central Aso area, setting up a camp for experienced teams along the slopes of Mt. Aso to last over the summer months.