2013 Kyoto

Typhoon Man-yi lashed Japan on September 15th and 16th 2013, causing wide scale flooding including in the resort district of Arashiyama in Kyoto and neighboring areas in the prefecture. 260,000 people in the city were ordered to evacuate to shelters and another 85,000 were evacuated from Fukuchiyama. IDRO organized a volunteer team on the morning of the 17th and was digging within 24 hours of the water breaching the Kangetsukyo bridge. We followed that up with flood relief activities in Kameoka, and organized the dispersal of 10 propane Yu-wakashiki water heaters for flood victims.