The Ichinomiya International Association's
2. Natural Disasters
Japan suffers annually from a variety of natural disasters.
The two most common types are earthquakes and typhoons.
In an earthquake, the ground shakes, sometimes quite violently,
occasionally causing buildings to collapse. Compared to
other countries, Japan has earthquakes rather often.
IF AN EARTHQUAKE OCCURS
For your safety, hide underneath a table or desk, and stay calm.
Extinguish fires and immediately close the main valve of your gas supply.
Outdoors, be wary of signboards, window glass and walls and fences that
can fall and cause injury.
: Every year, from the middle of ‚i‚•‚Œ‚™ to the beginning of October,
Japan has several typhoons that bring strong wind and heavy rain.
They have the potential to cause severe floods, which can even damage buildings.
Keep alert of typhoon information through Television and radio reports.
Ask a neighbor about the location of emergency shelters in
your area. Generally, nearby elementary or middle
schools are used as shelters. In the event of an
emergency, take shelter together with you neighbors.