#9 Home Flooding

The 2018 torrential rains in western Japan killed 51 people in the Kurashiki City town of Mabi in Okayama Prefecture. Many of the victims drowned on the first floor of their home despite having a second story available. Why weren't they able to evacuate? A simulation of the flooding revealed that flood waters rose at a much faster rate than initially expected, highlighting the importance of early evacuation during heavy rain and flooding. Meanwhile, home builders have been developing completely new houses that prevent damage from flooding. In this program, we'll take a closer look at the threat of home flooding as well as some of the latest countermeasures.

Reporter: Lemi Duncan
Test on a flood-proof house