Kashiwa City Community Newspaper 2018.08.15
Reduce the effects of storm and flood damage by ensuring your safety ahead of time
Contact: Disaster Prevention and Safety Division - Phone: 04-7167-1115, Fax: 04-7163-2188
The west area of Japan experienced a great amount of damage from storms and flooding. Storms and flooding, like earthquakes, can cause a great deal of damage and life-threatening circumstances. However, the main difference between earthquakes and storms is that storms can be predicted by weather reports. We can also use a hazard map to check for dangers that may not otherwise be apparent.
Make sure to get a clear understanding of the risks in the area where you live, and prepare for a disaster ahead of time.
Three very important checks to do ahead of time! ～Do you have the information you need to handle a disaster situation?～
What is a hazard map?
A hazard map shows the locations of evacuation points and areas that are dangerous in the event of a disaster, as well as the predicted extent of the damage. Kashiwa City has published two hazard maps showing the the predicted damage if rivers overflow, and the predicted flooding in streets and residential areas in the event of heavy rainfall.
・Kashiwa City Waterway Flood Hazard Map
・Kashiwa City Rainfall (Internal) Flood Hazard Map
Maps are available at the Disaster Prevention and Safety Division (City Hall Main Building, 2nd Floor), at the Sewer Management Division (City Hall Building 1, 1st Floor), or at any Kinrin Community Center.
The maps can also be downloaded from the Kashiwa City website.
Sudden, heavy rainfall can occur often in the summer. When there is a large amount of rainfall in a short time, roads that you usually use can be blocked by flooding. Take a look at the hazard maps before a disaster occurs. Make sure you know which areas are vulnerable to flooding and landslides, and get familiar with the evacuation routes in case of a disaster.
Disaster Prevention Tools
Make sure that you have access to different sources of information, including television and radio, where you can receive weather reports and evacuation information.
▶Kashiwa City website
▶Kashiwa e-mail distribution service
You can choose from six different categories of information that you wish to receive, including disaster, crime prevention and safety information.
▶Twitter (Kashiwa City official Twitter account)
▶Smartphone application (Yahoo! Disaster Information)
You can use this application to receive information on evacuation centers and critical infrastructure (lifelines), and other information to create awareness of potential dangers in the event of a disaster.
In the event of a disaster, the Emergency Administrative Radio Broadcast System will also provide information on evacuation.
◎For more information on how to use this system, please see the Kashiwa City website.
The web version of the Disaster Prevention and Hazard Map is available for use
▲Web version of the Kashiwa City Disaster Prevention and Hazard Map
In Kashiwa City, the web version of the Kashiwa City Disaster Prevention and Hazard Map is available. You can use this tool anytime and anywhere to find disaster prevention facilities and warnings about dangerous areas. By simply clicking on the information you need, you can find out how to handle dangers occurring from earthquakes, floods and landslides, and you can use it to find the best way to evacuate in an emergency.
Make sure to receive your National Health Insurance Card
Contact: Health Insurance and Pension Division - Phone: 04-7191-2594
Health Insurance Cards were renewed on August 1, and the replacement cards were sent out by registered mail in July. If you do not have your new card, please make sure you receive it as soon as possible.
How to receive your card
▶At the reception desk = Bring an official piece of photo identification, and receive your new card directly from the Health Insurance and Pension Division (City Hall, Main Building, 1st Floor).
▶By re-delivery = Please contact the Health Insurance and Pension Division
If you have enrolled in workplace health insurance, you must complete an application to withdraw from National Health Insurance. Bring both your workplace health insurance card and your National Health Insurance card to the Health Insurance and Pension Division, the Reception Desk Service Division (Shonan Branch, 1st Floor), any branch office, or the Kashiwa Eki-Mae Administrative Service Center to complete the application.
Temporary Closure of the Kashiwa Eki-Mae Administrative Service Center and Automated Certificate Issuance Machines
Contact: Eki-Mae Administrative Service Center - Phone: 04-7168-5500
The Kashiwa Eki-Mae Administrative Service Center will be closed on Wednesday, August 22 for a regularly scheduled inspection of the Family Kashiwa building. The automated certificate issuance machines will also be closed at this time.
Please contact the service center for more information