To approach Typhoon No.10, what are we going to do first? September 3, 12:59 p.m.
Typhoon No. 10 is expected to approach Kyushu while maintaining a very strong force by approaching the main island region of Okinawa and the Amami region of Kagoshima while developing.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued an unusual call that there is a possibility of a significant impact on a wide range of areas.
What can I do to protect myself from disasters?
What are the dangers to the area?
First of all, I want to check the hazard map which understands the dangerous place of the region.
Typhoons can cause a variety of disasters, including storms, high waves, storm surges, sediment disasters caused by heavy rain, river flooding, and flooding in urban areas.
Of these, in the “Overlapping Hazard Map” of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, when you enter a region, you can check the four information of “flood”, “disaster disaster”, “tsunami”, and “road disaster prevention information”.
Second, in the “My Town Hazard Map”, you can see the hazard map of the municipality by the type of disaster.
In Typhoon No. 19 last year, the number of people searching for hazard maps increased rapidly after the typhoon approached, and it became difficult to browse the websites of more than 100 municipalities such as Kanto Koshin and Tohoku.
In case of emergency, make sure to check the location of the shelter and safe travel routes based on the map.
What about the evacuation?
When should I evacuate?
Evacuation is dangerous after a typhoon approaches and wind and rain strengthens. Move to a safe place, such as a shelter, before the situation around you gets worse.
Especially for the elderly and people with disabilities, evacuation may take a long time, and early action is important.
Let’s pay attention to the information of the evacuation from the municipality etc. by using the television and the Internet.
However, in last year’s Typhoon No. 19, people who have been evacuated in Tokyo and other areas will not be able to enter evacuation centers, and there is also concern that people will be infected with the new coronavirus if they become dense.
In the case of safe areas such as upper floors and high ground of condominiums, “home evacuation” to stay at home is also effective.
Consider securing safety outside of evacuation centers, such as using accommodation facilities such as homes of relatives and acquaintances, hotels and inns.
Don’t forget to take your take-out items.
What should I bring when it comes to evacuation? Let’s re-check the stockpile and disaster prevention goods in the house.
First of all, a few days’ water, emergency food, cash.
Toothbrushes, mouthwashes, contact lens cleaning solutions, etc.
Let’s prepare sanitary products, portable toilets, etc.
If you are elderly or have a chronic illness, don’t forget the medicine you always take.
Prepare a mobile radio, smartphone charger, flashlight, etc. so you can get disaster information in the event of a power outage.
You can relax even in unfamiliar places with mats on the floor and towels that you are used to.
If you have small children, it is safe to have baby food that does not require cooking, liquid milk, etc.
Allergy-aware meals are also difficult to come by, so be careful.
Don’t forget to check for new coronavirus infection prevention goods such as masks, disinfectants, and thermometers.
Is there anything dangerous around your home?
Before the wind gets stronger, clean up the dangerous things around your home.
Umbrellas, clothes dried fish, flowerpots, and other things that are easy to fly into the room.
It is very dangerous to be blown away by strong winds.
Think about how you’re responding in your situation
Where it is safe to spend and what you need to evacuate depends on the person.
Please prepare now before the typhoon approaches according to each situation.