Get Started Now! Preparing for a Disaster

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When a disaster occurs due to a big earthquake or typhoon, 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 to stock at home, and use the older foods first. Restock as soon as you use it.
a. Drinking water: 3 liters per person per day, for 3 days (9 liters in total). Stock enough for everyone in the family.
b. Foods: Have canned, bottled and retort-packed foods ready, that can be eaten as they are. Buy the foods you usually eat.
c. If a blackout (electricity stoppage) occurs, the refrigerator can act as food storage (a place to store food). If you have a lot of refrigerated items, move them to the freezer or store them in a cooler box. During a blackout, you should eat the refrigerated foods in the refrigerator first, the frozen foods next, and finally preserved food. Think about the order of what you eat. Food can be stored in a refrigerator for a longer period of time if you open and close the doors as few times as possible.
(2) Always keep your bathtub full of water. It can be used for flushing toilets and for domestic purpose. Water may be cut off (water services stop) when electricity gets cut off.
(3) Always keep your car’s gasoline tank full. After going out by car, fill it up with gasoline on the way home. A car is not only useful for going out somewhere, but can be used for warming up with the heater, or charging your smartphones or mobile phones.
◆Prepare an emergency bag
Put the following items in, and keep it in an accessible place near an exit on the path of your evacuation route.
a. To prepare for a blackout, flashlights, spare batteries, mobile batteries, mobile phone charging cables, battery-powered radio. Minoh City will broadcast emergency information on the radio “Tackey 816” (FM81.6 MHz).
b. Wet wipes, emergency toilets used when water services stop.
c. Whistle to use when calling for help
d. Things you would be in trouble without, for example, a small amount of drinking water, light meals, baby formula/ baby food/diapers, medicines you usually take, rubbing alcohol, thermometers, tissue paper, sanitary goods, contact lenses/glasses, masks, etc.
For details: Civil Defence 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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