Residents evacuated to Kagoshima City due to Typhoon No.10 leave port for return island September 9 at 0:45
In preparation for Typhoon No. 10, residents who had evacuated to Kagoshima City from the islands of Toshima Village, Kagoshima Prefecture, returned to their respective islands, and a ferry with residents left Kagoshima Port on the evening of August 8.
In Toshima Village, Kagoshima Prefecture, which consists of seven islands, the desired residents were evacuated outside the island for the first time from the 4th of this month in preparation for Typhoon No. 10.
About 200 residents who waited for the typhoon to pass through hotels and shelters in Kagoshima City were returned to their respective islands after safety was confirmed, and about 90 people returning on their first flight gathered at the ferry terminal in Kagoshima Port on the evening of August 8.
Residents went to the ferry after careful temperature testing and disinfection to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on an island with a weak medical system.
The woman, who was close to her relatives, said, “I’m glad I was able to evacuate to Kagoshima City. I can go home with peace of mind.”
A woman who evacuated with three children said, “I evacuated because I thought that if power outages and water outages continued on the island, the children would not be able to stand it. If a typhoon like this comes again, I will consider evacuating to the outside of the island again.”
The ferry with the residents set off at 11 p.m. on the 8th.
According to the village, elderly people and small children will return to the island as a priority, but almost everyone will return to their homes in 10 days.