Nishimura, H., Kagara, I., Inokuchi, S., et al. (2014). Local Dialysis Disaster Relief during Two Torrential Downpours on Amami-Ohshima Island. (Abstract only; free registration required to access full article.) Journal of Disaster Research. 9(1): 86-91.
The authors share information about two storms that affected Japan's Amami-Ohshima island's dialysis treatment centers. Communication and transportation proved to be challenging, but responders reallocated patients, changed dialysis schedules, and used a satellite phone.