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2019-09-13T23:14:19.170Z

In Tako-cho, northeastern Chiba, where power outages are prolonging, the batteries for the standby power supply of the emergency management radio receivers rented out to each household have run out.



Chiba Takomachi Disaster Prevention Administration Radio Receiver Sequential September 14, 8:05

In Tako-cho, northeastern Chiba Prefecture, where power outages are prolonging, many residents who have lost their spare power supply for the disaster prevention radio receivers rented to their homes and do not know how to replace them Is visiting the town hall.

In Tako-cho, where power poles have fallen over a wide area, and damage has been caused by fallen wires, power outages have continued in many houses, and in some areas, it has been difficult to connect telephones.

In Tako-cho, as a rule, a disaster prevention radio receiver is rented to each household free of charge, and is usually connected to an electrical outlet.

If a power outage occurs like this time, it will operate with a dry battery as a backup power source, but at the time of a disaster when the broadcasts increase, the battery life is about 3 to 4 days even if it is new.

For this reason, there are a number of residents who bring receivers to the office every day, such as "The receiver's battery has run out but I do not know how to replace it."

Residents who visited the site said that they could not use smartphones and collected life information using disaster prevention administrative radio.

A 74-year-old man who visited the government office with a receiver said, “If there is no receiver, there will be no information from the town.

The town is calling on the disaster prevention administration radio, “Please replace the batteries before they run out. We distribute batteries for receivers at water stations”.

Source: nhk

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