Typhoon Ida made landfall in Japan 60 years ago, bringing record levels of precipitation to Tokyo and nearby provinces, causing devastating mudslides and flooding. Ida’s heavy rains around the country’s capital and Tokyo’s housing boom and accelerated urbanization caused unprecedented flood damage. Our AIR Currents article examines the aspects of weather and civil planning that combined in this disaster, which spurred modern flood mitigation in Japan.
Lessons from Typhoon Ida
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