Temporary housing being rapidly built as winter approaches
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Temporary housing is being swiftly constructed in disaster-hit regions as the nation marks one month since powerful Typhoon No. 19 landed in Japan.
Each unit will have double windows, and measures such as guarding water pipes against freezing are being taken for the approaching winter. Efforts to rebuild people’s lives have been launched in earnest around the country.
In Nagano, nearly 700 people are living at evacuation centers after the banks of the Chikumagawa river were breached and residential areas were hit by massive flooding. However, the centers are scheduled to be closed around Nov. 30.
The Nagano city government plans to construct temporary housing units for a total of 115 households in four locations by the end of November.