Our monthly online newsletter,"L'ESPACE".
L'ESPACE is a diverse French word that means place,area,cosmos,and gap.
Heavy rains are increasingly causing the following disasters.
We should consider how we should behave during heavy rainfalls.
The hazard map is a map of places that can be dangerous or where there is a shelter when there are heavy rains. Check how much water will come to your home and the nearby vicinity on a hazard map for the area in which you live.
Even if you do not live near a river, always check the hazard map. When there is a heavy rain, the sewer could become full and water begins to flood over the land.
Hazard maps generated by your local government where you live can be found on the next page.
Consider which roads you can safely take when there is a heavy rain and the home where you live is in danger. Check the hazard map to see if there are any dangerous areas you may encounter as you seek refuge and actually walk that route.
Put things you will need to take with you when you seek refuge, in your backpack and keep it somewhere you can easily get it right away. Make sure it is not too heavy. Add only what you absolutely will need, such as drinking water, food (something you can eat any time), and any medications you are taking or the like.
You should also be aware of the novel coronavirus, covid-19 at the shelter where many people gather. Include masks, and an alcohol disinfectant to keep your hands sanitized, and a thermometer .
When heavy rains have been forecast , pay attention to the weather information. Listen to the television, radio and check the Internet repeatedly to get the latest information on when and how much rain is expected.
When there are heavy rains and a disaster is likely to occur, the Japan Meteorological Agency will gives the following information.
Information on the weather and potential disasters generated by the Japan Meteorological Agency can be found on the next page and is available in 14 languages.
When a disaster is likely to occur, the ward office and the city office will inform residents of the area. In addition to television, radio and the Internet, speakers located strategically throughout the region, and vehicles from the ward office will be used to inform residents that it is time to seek refuge.
There are three pieces of information for evacuation issued by the local ward office or the city office.
Pay attention to this information to evacuate before a disaster occurs. Also, start evacuating as soon as you think there is some danger, even before the ward office or the city office issues information for evacuation.
In the event that it is difficult to get to your designated shelter, do not attempt to go to the shelter. It is dangerous to walk outside in the times outlined below.
In such situations, evacuate to the highest possible place on the upper floors of your house or a solid nearby location.
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