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平成26年 (2014年) 9月 17日

国際課

ACCESS  June - July 2011

A Bimonthly Newsletter for International Residents of Yamaguchi Prefecture


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Preventative Measures That Can Be Done at Home


It is important to be prepared for a disaster on a daily basis.

During a disaster, it is important to protect your own life.


Preparing for a disaster:

1. Stay well informed of the weather.

2. Keep track of the land around your house.

3. Have your emergency supplies prepared and make sure to get your house inspected regularly.

4. Create a time for the family to discuss measures to take in case of a disaster.

5. Act carefully and cautiously while keeping the following in mind.


1. Stay well informed of the weather.

Type of weather

Difference

Alert (Chuui-hou)

Heavy rain, floods, strong winds, waves, snowstorm, high tide, heavy snow, etc.

Potential weather dangers.

Warning (Kei-hou)

Heavy rain, floods, strong winds, waves, snowstorm, high tide, heavy snow, etc.

Dangerous weather is threatening the area.

※Pay attention particularly during typhoons.


2. Keep track of the land around your house.

Pay attention especially under these conditions:

Close to the sea

High tides due to storms

Around mountains

Landslides due to heavy rain

By the river

Flooding and bridges collapsing from heavy rain

※Be aware of deltas, mountainous areas, land below sea level, and riverbeds.


3. Have your emergency supplies prepared and make sure to get your house inspected regularly.


These are the following items you should have in your emergency supply kit:



4. Create a time for the family to discuss measures to take in case of a disaster.

To prevent family members from panicking, discuss the following before a disaster hits:

a. Where is the safest area in the house?

b. Do we have our first aid kit in stock and has our house been inspected regularly?

c. How will the elderly and the children escape?

d. Where do we go for shelter?

e. Which route do we take for an escape route?

f. What will each person bring when leaving the house?

g. Where will the emergency supply kit placed in the house?

h. How will we contact each other if we are separated from each other?


5. Act carefully and cautiously while keeping the following in mind.

-Move as quickly as possible when the city/town mayor gives evacuation instructions.

-Refrain from going out as much as possible when a typhoon is approaching.

-Be cautious of high tides if you live on the coast.

-Carefully inspect the house and your surroundings, and eliminate the risk of objects falling.



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