Landslide and flood in Utashinai City

by Kazu

This backhoe was taking off the waterand mud in the community near the landslide. Some people were watching the water being pumped out from the community in the afternoon of April 24(Tue.), 2012.
 The bridge has been stopped by the Hokkaido  prefectural Government.

The riverbank was swamped by the flood caused by the landslide. And the land of the valley may be sliding little by little so we are not sure when to take off the  evacuation order.
Even after the backhoe took off the mud  and soil in the river, the width of the river was approximately 5m despite the river has been 10 meters in width because of the heavy snowfall in passing winter.  
 These area has been swamped by the water of the river Panke-Utashinai but the pump worked so heard that the water almost .
 If you had the chance to come here, you would be surprized by the explanation depth of the flood . 
This is the pohoto of  the nursery, Yubari City near the river.Ooooooh.


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