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IFNet Newsletter Vol. 26
December 28, 2004 / IFNet secretariat

1. The agenda of IFNet 2nd GM, inviting your opinion for Future Action Plan
2. Flood cases in Japan 2004
3. Flood Hazard Map Manual available

1. The agenda of IFNet 2nd GM, inviting your opinion for Future Action Plan

The agenda of IFNet 2nd General Meeting is finalized. It will be held on January 19, from 14:00 - 17:00 at the International Conference Center Kobe. Please check the attached agenda through the link below. The action plan of IFNet is also being proposed, please click the below for download:

(Agenda of the 2nd general meeting of IFNet) http://www.internationalfloodnetwork.org/word/english/2ndGM_Agenda.doc

(Tentative action plan of IFNet) http://www.internationalfloodnetwork.org/word/english/ActionPlan.doc

IFNet is inviting your ideas and opinions about the attached future action plans. For those who will not be able to attend the general meeting, please send your opinion to: info@internationalfloodnetwork.org

The secretariat will be announcing the collected ideas at the 2nd General Meeting!


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2. Flood cases in Japan 2004

Record breaking 10 typhoons struck Japan this year. The last typhoon of this year, TOKAGE, left severe damages in many regions in Japan, more than 90 people were killed. Also the torrential rain blew northern Japan in July, setting off dyke breaches and thousands of inundated houses. We are reporting a flooding case of Niigata and Fukushima prefectures, and another case of Fukui prefecture. Please refer to the reports below.

Flood in Niigata:

Flood in Fukui:

Typhoon TOKAGE:

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3. Flood Hazard Map Manual available

Since last month the Flood Hazard Map Manual by IDI is available on IFNet website. WMO/ESCAP Typhoon Committee with the member states are extending the technical cooperation. IFNet has uploaded the manual for more use.

Hazard Map Manual download :

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