Landslide in Utashinai Later
This is the place where the landslide stopped th waterflow of the river and caused floods in Monju area of Utashinai City on April 24(Tue.) and earth and sand have been taken away with the long-arm back-hoes.
Lefthand side is the crane to set the concrete block at the bank of the river to prevent more landslide go into the river and to stop the waterflow.
After the record heavy snow in Sorachi sub-prefectural area, landslides began to annoy the residents and the local government staff. Even in Yubari City that had gone bankruptcy six years ago, the earth under the railroad was swamped with water and taken away. The fences of the road to protect pedestrians are suspended in the air even now. I hope no more floods this year because in 1981 Ishikari River overflowed because of the heavy snowfall in winter and heavy rain is summer. Actually it happened. Please cross the fingers and toes for your safety in Sorachi sub-prefectural area.