Tokyo Prepares Defenses for Once-in-200-Year Flood

Tokyo Prepares Defenses for Once-in-200-Year Flood Play

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Tokyo is fortifying its river banks and water discharge facilities to prevent flooding that could cause more damage to the city than those wrought by superstorm Sandy on the U.S. east coast. A storm tidal surge in Tokyo Bay may be the most devastating for Japan's capital, leading to 7,600 deaths and flooding an area housing 1.4 million people, according to government estimates. Bloomberg's Chris Cooper reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

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