Typhoon Vera's 60th Anniversary: Why Japan Re-evaluated Disaster Prevention

September 26, 2019

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Sixty years ago, a powerful Category 4-equivalent typhoon named Vera came ashore west of Ise Bay in south-central Japan. Nagoya Port experienced storm surge of nearly 4 meters and catastrophic flooding as its protective dikes collapsed. Vera was Japan's most destructive typhoon and the catalyst for developing and strengthening the nation’s disaster management system and undertaking a massive effort to strengthen coastal and inland flood defenses.


Learn what the impacts of Vera would be today with and without its levee system; read the AIR Current.



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