More Volunteers Needed in Areas Hit by Typhoon Hagibis

Society Lifestyle

Marumori, Miyagi Pref., Nov. 5 (Jiji Press)--More than three weeks after Typhoon Hagibis wreaked havoc in Japan in mid-October, the pace of recovery is slow in some areas due to a lack of volunteer workers to help clear out mud from flood-hit homes.

Volunteer center staff in these areas are asking for more people to take part in volunteer activities, saying even one day is helpful.

The situation in many affected areas has been made worse by heavy rainfall in the same areas since the typhoon.

At the volunteer center in Marumori, Miyagi Prefecture, some 3,200 volunteer workers had come to help out from across the country by Saturday, completing around 100 requests for work from residents including moving out furniture and other household goods soaked by water and removing mud from homes.

But over 300 requests remain unattended.

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