- Title: Patients are moved from flooded Tokyo hospital
- Date: 13th October 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 13, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HOSPITAL WORKERS CARRYING PATIENT IN STRETCHER VANS IN FRONT OF HOSPITAL STAFF INSIDE HOSPITAL SIGN READING (Japanese) "SETAGAYA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL" ENTRANCE OF APARTMENT BUILDING WITH DAMAGED MATTRESSES AND FURNITURE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER AND NEARBY RESIDENT, TAKAYUKI WATANABE, SAYING: "A hospital worker said the water level (above ground) came up to their knees at around 3:00 PM(0600 GMT) yesterday, and later it came up as high as their waist." DAMAGED VACUUM CLEANER, BAGS, MATTRESSES, AND FURNITURE IN FRONT OF APARTMENT (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) LOCAL APARTMENT RESIDENT, KATSUYUKI OZAKI, SAYING: "The water has receded, and there was a lot of mud. So apartment neighbours and I cleaned together." DAMAGED MATTRESSES AND FURNITURE
- Embargoed: 27th October 2019 10:04
- Keywords: Typhoon Hagibis rain flood cleanup aftermath hospital Tokyo Japan
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0XHTFR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Hospital staff in flood-affected parts of Tokyo transported patients to other facilities on Sunday (October 13) in the wake of powerful Typhoon Hagibis.
The ground floor of Setagaya Memorial Hospital was inundated, damaging the elevators and the kitchen making the facility unoperational.
Hospital volunteer and nearby resident, Takayuki Watanabe said the water level inside the hospital reached as high as waist-level on Saturday (October 12) afternoon.
Residents who live nearby the hospital were also busy cleaning up.
Damaged mattresses and furniture were stacked in front of an apartment building that was also flooded.
Authorities have said 23 people have been killed in the strongest storm to hit Japan in 60 years.
(Production: Hideto Sakai, Akiko Okamoto, Masako Iijima)
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