If you are at homec
Keep calm and protect yourself covering your head with futon. If you
were using any sources of fire, turn them off when shaking calm down.
If a fire starts, put it out with a fire extinguisher quickly and
calmly. Actuate electric breaker.
(A) Ensure your
Fix furniture and home
could not fall over or move around.
(B) If you feel
tremores, check all fire sources, extinguish all flames and close all
gas taps. Turn off the breaker.
(C) Do not rush outside.
(D) Open windows and
doors to secure an exit.
(E) Be careful for
Keep flashlight and
slippers nearby for electric failure
(F) Evacuate on foot
If you are outside...
Beware of falling or collapsed objects. Be away from a concrete or
stone wall, a cliff, and a riverside. Walk along a wide street.
Evacuate to a safe building nearby to avoid falling glass shards if you
are in inner city.
If you are in an
Do not panic; cover yourself behind a wall or a post. Underground
cities are resistant to earthquakes, but blackout or fire may cause
chaos. Follow attendants' instructions. You should reach an exit as
long as you walk along a wall.
If you are in a
department store or a theater...
Do not rush to an exit. Follow attendants' instructions and act calmly
If you are on a train or
Prepare against a crash halt. It may be dangerous to rush outside
immediately from an emergency exit. Do not panic, follow crews'
If you are in an
Hit all floors and get off at the nearest floor. If the elevator is
caught between floors, call an emergency center using emergency
telephone and wait for the rescue. The most important thing is to calm
Preparations on a routine
(A) Participate in emergency drills to learn how to behave in an
(B) Hold family meetings on disaster prevention. Make sure the location
of emergency supplies and check evacuation areas, sites and routes.
(C) Check and reinforce the earthquake-resistance of the building (e.g.
posts, a foundation, roofing tiles).
(D) Reinforce concrete and stone walls to prevent from collapsing.
(E) Anchor furniture to prevent from falling down.
(F) Install a fire extinguisher.
(G) Have emergency supplies ready. Stockpile
of food and drinking water
activities of the city (town)
The city (town)
establishes the disaster management office when a
serious disaster breaks out or is predicted. The disaster management
office is organized with the mayor as a general manager and municipal
officers and volunteer firemen as staff. It works for emergency measure
to secure citizens' lives, property and safety.