Thursday, July 7, 2011

Preparing for the Nankai Earthquake ①

Be aware of how safe the places you spend a lot of time in are, such as your home and your workplace.

   If you live or stay long in areas predicted to be vulnerable to a tsunami, you should be fully aware of the predicted tsunami inundation depth and time until arrival. Moreover, be sure to check the predicted seismic intensity of the places.  Accurate information about them is available from the Prefectural Office or the disaster prevention divisions of local governments. KIA’s English website below provides you with detailed explanations about seismic intensity.

Be sure to check the nearest evacuation point and shelter and try to walk there on foot. It might also be useful to walk there when it’s dark at night rather than during daylight because the power may go out during a large earthquake. Ask your neighbors or local governments for the whereabouts of the evacuation points. If you want to know what living in a shelter is like, see the following KIA’s English webpage.

Taken from vol.42  published in July 2011 Tosa Tea Edition

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