Preparing for a major earthquake

discuss with family

Discuss with your family what to do if your transportation is cut off due to a major earthquake and you are unable to return home for a while.

Decide how to confirm safety

If you don't know what's going on with your family or home, you'll feel anxious and want to rush home. When a disaster occurs, it becomes very difficult to connect by phone. Decide on multiple ways to confirm the safety of your loved one other than making a direct phone call so that you can quickly find out if they are safe.

[Example of means of confirming safety other than making direct phone calls]

・Disaster Message Dial (171): A service that records and plays back voice messages from a telephone.

・Disaster message board (Web171): A service for registering and checking safety information on the Internet.

・Disaster message board service using mobile phones (provided by mobile phone companies): A service that registers and confirms safety information using mobile phones.

・Disaster voice delivery service using mobile phones (provided by mobile phone companies): A service that sends voice messages by email using packet communication instead of voice communication.

・SNS: A membership service that supports building social networks on the Internet. It is possible to send information in real time to a large number of users. Additionally, viewers can participate in information dissemination by posting.

talk to people around you

In case you are unable to return home for a while, it is important to deepen cooperation with the local community, such as talking with people around you about support measures for children and the elderly at home or in the neighborhood.

Preparing to stay at work or school

When a major earthquake occurs, if your workplace or school is far from your home, you may be stuck there for a while. Make sure you have enough supplies for your stay (about 3 days worth of drinking water, food, etc.). If you don't have one, consider preparing your own. Also, check which places are safe from earthquakes (offices, classrooms, nap rooms, halls, conference rooms, etc.). At this time, be sure to check measures to prevent office furniture from moving, tipping, and falling.

[Example of supplies to stay at work and school]

●Drinking water (3 liters per person per day)

●Food (3 meals per person per day)

●Blanket or similar moisturizing sheet (1 sheet per person)

●Simple toilets, sanitary supplies (toilet paper, etc.)

●Multiple objects (vinyl sheets, etc.)

●Portable radio, flashlight, dry batteries

●Emergency medicines

Preparing to walk home

It's very difficult to walk home. You may run out of water or food along the way, or the toilets may become too crowded to use. In case you are struck by an earthquake while out and about, always carry supplies for walking home.Also prepare at work or school. Also, try to actually walk home once, such as by participating in training for people unable to return home that your local government or workplace provides. In case of an emergency, be sure to check the route you will take when walking home.

[Example of walking home goods]

Plastic bottled drinking water (water bottle), cell phone spare battery/charger, chocolate caramel, etc. (portable food), map (home map), rucksack, portable radio, comfortable walking shoes, portable toilet, mask, hat, moisturizing sheet , flashlight etc.