Three Habits to Prepare for a Major Earthquake

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When a disaster occurs due to a big earthquake, support (help) from other areas will not arrive for about 3 days. Electricity, water and gas may stop, and you may not be able to buy the goods you need for everyday life. In case that happens, each household should make preparations to survive on for 3 days. Get into the following 3 habits to prepare for a disaster.

(1) Always keep the refrigerator / pantry full.

Buy extra food, store them and use the older items first. Please restock as soon as you use it.

  1. Drinking water: 3 liters per person per day, for 3 days (9 liters in total). Stock enough for everyone in the family.
  2. Foods: Please have canned, bottled and retort-packed foods ready, that can be eaten as they are.
  3. If electricity stops, start eating from the refrigerated items in the refrigerator, next freezer food and finally preserved food. Please think about the order of what to eat.

(2) Always keep the water in the bath full.

It can be used for flushing toilets and domestic water. Water may be cut off (no water will come out) as soon as the electricity stops.

(3) Always keep your car’s gasoline full

After going out by car, fill it up with gasoline on the way home. It’s not only useful for going out somewhere, but also for warming up with the heater charging your smartphones or mobile phones.

For details: Civil Defense Division (Shimin Anzen Seisaku-shitsu)
TEL: 072-724-6750 FAX: 072-724-6376


This article can be read in the following language: 한국어 (Korean) 简体中文 (Chinese (Simplified)) Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

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