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Japan: Heavy Snowfall: 2022/12/18 Country Information on DRR

Period 2022/12/18
Country or District Japan
Event Type Heavy Snowfall
Outline From 18-19 December 2022, strong cold air moved into Japan, creating a strong winter pressure pattern around Japan. On the Sea of Japan side of northern to western Japan, heavy snowfall occurred mainly in Fukushima, Yamagata, and Niigata prefectures, resulting in deaths and injuries. Infrastructure has also been affected.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Cabinet Office 2022/12/22
Dead: 7
Severely injured: 20
Slightly injured: 23
Partially damaged houses: 4

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Report of Cabinet Office as at 10:00, 22 December 2022