Things you should put in a bag to grab and go in an emergency situation.
Approximately 3 liters of drinking water should be allowed per person. Allow three days’ worth of boil-in-the-bag food and canned food.
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 checklists were taken from The CLAIR Multilingual Living Information available at http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengorev/en/index.html
Turn off the gas and water when you are not using them!
Make sure you have fire insurance for your apartment!
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!
Make sure that you get the 'optional' car insurance if you get a car!
The term “optional” insurance is misleading. 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.
You can check the Japan Meteorological Society for news about typhoons, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
Sign up for emergency alerts at this website: http://www.bousai-oita.jp/pc/index.html
How to sign up for phone alerts:
Quick Japanese Reference for Warnings and Evacuation
注 意 報 ち ゅ う い ほ う chuuihou
Advisory warning: people should be aware that a disaster
警報 けいほう keihou
Disaster warning: for impending disaster or hazardous situation (urgent)
避難所・避難場所 - ひなんじょ・ひなんばしょ
- hinanjo・hinanbasho- Evacuation shelter
避難勧告 - ひなんかんこく - hinankankoku-
Evacuation advisory: government recommendation
that people living in vulnerable areas should
避難命令・避難指示 - ひなんめいれい・ひ
なんしじ - hinanmeirei・hinanshiji Evacuation
order: government order for people living in
vulnerable areas to evacuate (urgent)
(TOMBO v. 63)
Ask your supervisor or teacher to help you search your evacuation site if you aren't sure of your Japanese! Most of these links were found here at the Prefectural Website's 避難所・防災マップ page.
(This link leads to a page with links to 12 PDFs of evacuation shelters/tsunami shelter safe places for each area in Tsukumi City.)