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Big Disaster! – A “Yellow Handkerchief (Yellow Cloth) Operation” to Inform “Our Family Is All Right!”

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On Mon., Jun. 18, 2018, an earthquake centered on the northern part of Osaka with an intensity of lower 6 occurred. Although there was damage to buildings and confusion in Minoh City, resident associations which conducted a “Yellow Handkerchief Operation” could confirm residents’ safety smoothly. When a disaster occurs, it is important to confirm neighbors’ safety and detect the people who need help quickly.
In Minoh City, “yellow handkerchiefs” (a big eye-catching yellow cloth or towel) are used to quickly confirm if residents are safe. Please put up a “yellow handkerchief” in front of your house, at the entrance for instance, if everyone in your family at home is safe and without injury after a big disaster. It informs neighbors, “Our family is all right!” at the time of disasters such as earthquakes. If there are no “yellow handkerchiefs”, people in charge of the safety confirmation of the resident association have to visit all houses, meet the residents and ask if they are safe. This takes a lot of time. If “yellow handkerchiefs” are used, the people in charge can confirm the safety of the resident quickly and easily. And more people’s lives will be saved. Please always keep a “yellow handkerchief” in a place where you can easily take it out.
For details: Civil Defence Office (Shimin Anzen Seisaku-shitsu)
TEL: 072-724-6750 FAX: 072-724-6376
e-mail: bousai@maple.city.minoh.lg.jp

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

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