Are you prepared for flood losses?

2023/7/19Disaster Information

Natural disasters such as heavy rains, floods, typhoons, river flooding and the associated debris flows, landslides and mudslides are upon us. Are you prepared for a disaster?
In the recent past, heavy rains falling on a small area in a short period of time have caused major damage (water levels in rivers have risen sharply and caused flooding, roads and houses have been flooded) and accidents (people going to look at a river and being swept away, or people falling into a gutter on a flooded road, etc.).
Unlike earthquakes, heavy rains and typhoons can be predicted to some extent – when, where and how severe they will be. To protect your life from a disaster, it is important to take steps to protect your own life, such as being prepared for a disaster and evacuating early if you feel in danger. The government and the Japan Meteorological Agency provide disaster prevention and weather information as needed. Pay attention to this information and take early disaster prevention measures.

What to do during heavy rains and typhoons

Before the rain becomes heavy

  • Confirm disaster preparedness items (emergency supplies)
  • Check the route to the evacuation site Confirm the hazard points on the hazard map
  • Reinforcement measures for the house

If the rain becomes heavier

  • Stay away from dangerous places
  • Pay attention to landslide warnings, etc.
  • If you sense danger or receive an evacuation order, do not panic and evacuate quickly.
  • Put out any fires before evacuating
  • When evacuating, keep your belongings to a minimum and carry them on your back so that you can use both hands.

When should we evacuate?

River floods and landslides happen all at once, so delaying evacuation can be life-threatening. It will be difficult to move around after the rain and wind have intensified, so families with elderly people and young children should evacuate when the alert is raised to level 3 (evacuation for elderly people).

  • Even if you’ve forgotten something, it’s dangerous to go back to get it, so let’s stop.
  • If it is dangerous to evacuate to an evacuation center, wait in the safest place in your house or move to a sturdy building nearby.
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Created based on Government Public Relations’s online “Information useful for daily life, pay attention to heavy rain and typhoon weather information and take disaster prevention measures and evacuate early”
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