This is partially due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” which makes it the frequent victim of earthquakes and tsunamis, and also because of its climate which puts it in the path of typhoons, torrential rainstorms and ensuing floods and landslides. Nobody wants to think that such a disaster will happen in their area, but no matter where you live in Japan there is always a chance that it might happen, so it is best to prepare yourself for the worst. In this article we cover some basic rules of disaster preparedness.
Find out where hep rpest evacuation shelters are to both your home and your place of work. If you familiarize yourself with your local area, you will have an easier time finding an evacuation center in the event of an emergency. Your local municipal government homepage will have this information along with suggested evacuation routes, hazard maps and information on the type of emergencies likely to occur in your area.
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