Disaster Preparedness(防災)


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Iwate disaster preparedness page

This is one of the best English language disaster preparedness portals available. It has links to English information from the Japan Meteorological Agency, what to prepare for an emergency, how to live in an evacuation shelter, and a printable disaster preparedness booklet.

Stay ready for emergencies

In a disaster, you may not be able to access the internet, and you may not have free access to food and water. You should print out a disaster preparedness booklet, prepare emergency goods, and look up the evacuation points and shelters closest to you.

Oshu City disaster preparedness website

Here, you can see information including alerts from the city、 information on damage、information on weather, how to stay prepared in everyday life, and information on floods and evacuation shelters on a map. The website is in Japanese, but see the picture below for an English explanation what information is where.


Safety Tips

If you have a smartphone, please consider downloading the "Safety Tips" app or similar apps. It gives alerts for earthquake early warnings, tsunami warnings, evacuation alerts, communication cards with essential phrases, and other weather warnings in English, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Khmer, Burmese, and Mongolian. (Be sure to turn on “automatic location setting” so the app will continue to update your location. If automatic location setting isn’t turned on, and the location isn’t manually reset for a month, the app will stop giving updates.)


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