The year 2024 started with a strong earthquake and a tsunami in the Noto Peninsula. the earthquake was felt in many areas across Japan and caused immense damage, loss of life and thousands in evacuation shelters for the foreseeable future.
We have collected a few resources for information regarding disaster education, prevention and preparation as well as evacuation. These websites provide a multitude of information about all types of disasters. We encourage everyone to freshen up on the guidelines provided, these details can help save lives, educate you about the resources for information, understand the disasters that occur in Japan and explain what to expect once they have occured.
This website- https://tabunka.tokyo-tsunagari.or.jp/english/disaster/howto.html provides information in various languages beginning with understanding natural disasters and the steps and guidlines to do before and during emergency situations. It is easy to understand and follow. The information is concise and visual. Please take time to watch the videos provided.
Another link https://www.clair.or.jp/e/multiculture/tagengo/mesbasic.html provides extensive information in various laguages. Information here is provided also for the day after- what happens after a disaster occured, as it is important to know also the bureaucratic details to facilitate returning back to life.
A comprehensive booklet in PDF format made by the Metropolitan Government of Tokyo – https://www.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/guide/bosai/index.html. This has extensive information for educating yourselves about disaster, learning about the past disasters as well as prevention through preparation. It might be a lot to read, but certainly worth the time spent reading.
We pray for the swift recovery of those affected in Noto and for a reliable rebuilding of this beautiful peninsula.
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