Ｐreparation for the earthquake
Big earthquake and large scale tsunami occurred on Friday, March 11, 2011 in the Tohoku and Kanto areas.
The tsunami reached Suzuka city, but there was very little damage.
What should you do ①before an earthquake ②during an earthquake, and ③after an earthquake.
① What to do before an earthquake
・ Stabilize your furniture and reinforce the house
You will be safer even if an earthquake occurs if you prepare your living environment in advance.
※You may purchase tools at a hardware center such as Kahma, Komeri, F1 Mart, Viva Home, etc,.)
※If you rent an apartment talk to the owner before you make any preparations.
・ Emergency Supplies
In addition to the pictures on the left, prepare non-perishable food items, water, feminine hygiene products, first aid supplies, coins for public telephones, your bankbook, stamp (Inkan), passport, daily medications, and diapers & dried milk if you have a small child.
・Find the evacuation center near your home and work
After a big earthquake, cellular phone and email services may be disrupted.
Hold a family meeting and confirm a meeting place near your house.
Refuge map of Suzukashi：Confirm your district.
・Introduce yourselves to your neighbors. Be sure they know who is living in your home. Find out who lives in their homes. Pets are important too, but may have to be left behind in an extreme emergency.
② What to do during an earthquake
・ Secure personal security calmly
At house：Since something could fall down, you enter under the table, and wait for the end of earthquake.
Then, go down to the 1st floor in stairs.
At elevator：Since an elevator does not work at the time of blackout, press all of the floor buttons to stop
on the nearest floor, and go to the stairs to exit the building.
At store：Protect your head with shopping basket and stay away from a shelf.
In the workplace :Move according to the emergency plan the company has in place.
Remain calm. Don’t rush to get out.
③ After an earthquake
・ Turn on television or radio
If there is tsunami information, the person near the sea should
・ If your home has damage and you are in danger, leave your home and
Go to the nearest evacuation center.
Then shut off the circuit breaker to the house, and the gas supply.
※If you cannot understand what has happened, watch the reaction of the
Japanese around you and act in the same way.
・ How to contact your family
Use a message dial for disasters of NTT when you want to make contact with family or friends
who live outside your area, or if you are having trouble getting in contact with them..
① How to record your message
１７１→ １ → house phone number of the person → your message
② How to listen to a message １７１ → 2 → house phone number of the person
・Be aware that there may be many rumors that are not true.
After an earthquake, rumor spread quickly and may make you feel uneasy.
Get correct information from television, radio, or the homepage of the city hall for yourself.
Information on how to prepare for or react to an earthquake
(Right after an earthquake, internet connections and other services will be disrupted!)
① Suzuka city：http://www.city.suzuka.lg.jp/safe/jishin/index.html
There is a lot of information on preparations for an earthquake.
② Suzuka Voice FM (78.3MHz)
At the time of disaster, a lot of information is broadcast by the Suzuka-shi government office.
③ Bousai Mie：http://www.bosaimie.jp/index.action
There is a service to send disaster information by email. (Japanese only)
④ Mie Prefectural Government：http://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/TABUNKA/HP/
Japan-wide and prefectural information are carried on this site.
You can listen to news in 16 languages.
Suzuka-shi offers living information in a homepage.
Suzuka-shi homepage address Portuguese http://www.city.suzuka.lg.jp/port/index.html
＜Contact：Public Consultation Division (059-382-9058 email@example.com＞
編集・発行 〒513-0801 鈴鹿市神戸一丁目18番18号
財団法人鈴鹿国際交流協会 TEL 059-383-0724 FAX 059－383-0639
Suzuka International Friendship Association http://www.sifa.suzuka.mie.jp E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org