At 10:55 a.m. on August 13th, the Fukui Local Meteorological Office announced a heavy rain warning & landslide caution across Fukui City, Sakai City, Eiheiji Town, Echizen Town, Sabae City, Ikeda Town, Tsuruga City, and Mihama Town.
The heavy rain warning in Awara City, and the heavy rain warning & landslide caution across Ono City, Katsuyama City, Echizen City, and Minamiechizen Town continue to remain active.
Going into August 14th, there is a forecast of a downpour of up to 40 millimeters within an hour, accompanied with lightning. Over a two-day period until the afternoon of the 14th, many areas within Fukui Prefecture could accumulate up to 200~300 millimeters of rainfall. The Fukui Local Meteorological Office is advised to exercise caution and remain alert for landslides, lower regions becoming submerged in water, rising water levels within rivers, and flooding.
Thorough COVID-19 Countermeasures, Four Municipalities Within Fukui Prefecture
On March 21st, Coming-of-Age ceremonies were held within four municipalities in Fukui Prefecture, in Sakai City, Ono City, Katsuyama City, and Ikeda Town. The ceremonies was initially postponed due to the continuous spread of COVID-19, as well as the effects of the heavy snowstorm in January. Each venue took thorough COVID-19 countermeasures, avoiding the “Three Cs” (closed spaces, crowded places, and close contact settings), and making use of health check sheets. The new adults held feelings of gratitude for their parents and teachers in their hearts, and felt joy in reuniting with old friends. Cherishing the numerous experiences to this point, the young adults step into a new chapter of their lives, filled with ambition and determination.