Inspect drain spouts, roof tiles, verandas and gutters, and keep them clean, maintained and reinforced.
In preparation for blackouts, have electric torches/flashlights, candles and a portable radio on hand (don’t forget the necessary batteries).
Be aware of hazards, evacuation shelters and evacuation routes around your home.
Pay close attention to TV and radio weather information.
Turn off the gas and water when you are not using them!
Make sure you have fire insurance for your apartment!
Make sure that you get the 'optional' car insurance if you get a car!
Ask your coworkers about when the school drills are held, and about any disaster awareness events or drills in their city to get involved with disaster preparedness in your community.
The term “optional” insurance is misleading. Be sure to check what your insurance does and does not cover.
Fire insurance generally isn't included in regular insurance for your apartment Most real estate agencies make it mandatory to enroll in fire insurance, but not always! It is highly recommended, so please check your current coverage!
For cars just the compulsory insurance is not enough to cover all costs in the case of an accident. It is recommended that you enroll in both compulsory and optional insurance for your car so that both YOU AND YOUR CAR are covered in the event of an accident.