Kashiwa City Community Newspaper 2018.09.01
September 1 is Disaster Prevention Day - Make sure you have these basic items, and be informed!
Contact: Disaster Prevention and Safety Division - Phone: 7167-1115, Fax: 7163-2188
September 1 is Disaster Prevention Day. We cannot predict where or when a disaster will occur. Let's check our supply of emergency items, and our method of contacting family members so that when a disaster occurs, we can stay calm and cool-headed, and protect our home and loved ones.
Check-List for Emergency Preparations
Building Safety Inspection
Contact: Architectural Guidance Division - Phone: 7167-1145, Fax: 7167-7668
Structures such as buildings and concrete block fences deteriorate with age and insufficient maintenance, leading to unexpected accidents. Make sure to have buildings and fences inspected, and follow up with proper maintenance.
Emergency supplies of food, water and household medicine
You need at least a 3-day supply of food, water and other essentials. Make it a habit to ensure that you have a supply of these items.
Disaster Emergency Message Dial Service
Services such as Disaster Emergency Message Dial 171, the Disaster Emergency Message Board for mobile phones and web171 can help you check on the safety of friends and family during a disaster. Make sure you know how to use these services ahead of time.
Learn how to get information about transportation
Register for information sites such as the prefectural disaster prevention website and the websites for each railway company, as well as the Kashiwa City official website. To prepare for a disaster, make sure you know how to access transportation information quickly by mobile phone, smartphone or other devices.
Kashiwa E-mail Distribution Service
Contact: Public Information Division - Phone: 7167-1131, Fax: 7164-8289
Through this service, you can receive up-to-date information in the event of a disaster. When you register for the service, choose the "Disaster" category, and other information categories that you need.
Please visit the Kashiwa City website for more details about the information categories available, or to contact us.
What you need to know if a disaster occurs while you are out of the house
If transportation facilities are not operating in the event of a large-scale disaster, do not try to go anywhere without a clear plan. Keep in mind the following points, be aware of the situation and your surroundings, and make safety your first priority when you take action.
1. Ensure your own safety
2. Do not panic. Stay in a safe location.
3. Check on the whereabouts of your friends and family.
4. Get information about transportation and damage from the disaster.
5. Make safety your first priority as you carry out your plan.
The "Disaster Preparation" web-page is available
▲The "Disaster Preparation" web-page can be accessed here
In Kashiwa City, a web-page is available with information about evacuation points, and other things you should know to be prepared for different circumstances in a disaster situation.
Register for the "NET119" emergency reporting system
Contact: Fire Department Command Center - Phone: 7133-8793, Fax: 7133-8795
"NET119" is a system which allows people with hearing or speech impairments to contact fire and ambulance emergency services through their mobile phone or smartphone. Family members of people with hearing or speech impairments may also register.
To learn how to register, and for more information, please contact us.