The Strategist

Japan allocates $6,5 mln to remedy consequences of Typhoon Hagibis

10/16/2019 - 10:24

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced allocation of $ 6.5 million from the state budget reserve fund to help rebuild the country's regions affected by Typhoon Hagibis, Kyodo reports.

The money will be allocated for basic necessities, such as water, food and sleeping places, as well as to improve conditions in evacuation centers and to help those who have lost their homes.

According to Mr. Abe, the government plans to assign the status of a “powerful natural disaster” to the typhoon in order to increase government subsidies for the restoration of the affected areas.

According to recent reports, at least 73 people died as a result of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan. The typhoon hit Japan at the end of last week. Rescue work continues in 11 prefectures of the country. Airports and most railway stations were suspended, more than 800 domestic flights were canceled.