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Important points for evacuation before the situation gets worse | NHK News

2019-08-14T13:10:11.197Z

As the typhoon approaches, rain and wind may suddenly increase, and it may continue to rain for a long time, resulting in record rainfall. "now…


Before the situation gets worse Evacuation notes August 14 22:02

As the typhoon approaches, rain and wind may suddenly increase, and it may continue to rain for a long time, resulting in record rainfall. Evacuate to a safe place before the situation worsens, without thinking that it is still okay now. Points to note when evacuating.

If the road is flooded ...

If the road is submerged, there is a danger of falling over a manhole with a ditch or lid that could not be confirmed and could fall over. Avoid moving on flooded roads.

However, if you have to go by all means, take action with two or more people and evacuate while checking your feet with an umbrella or a long stick. If the water level increases beyond the height of the knee, the force of the water that flows away becomes stronger, making it difficult to escape on foot. There is also danger in traveling by car.

If the water depth reaches 30 cm, the engine will stop, and if the depth increases further, the door will be difficult to open and the vehicle may be washed away. When the car starts to get inundated, go outside as soon as possible.

Watch out for landslides

If it is dangerous to go to the evacuation center, such as when a landslide has already occurred when you try to evacuate, you can move to a building that is a little far from the cliffs and rivers.

Pay attention to evacuation at night

If you try to evacuate when you are evacuated, it may be difficult to check the flooded roads, manholes, flooded rivers, etc., and it may be dangerous.

In August 2009, in Sayo-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, the residents who tried to evacuate to the evacuation shelter due to heavy rain were washed away with water overflowing from rivers and irrigation canals and sacrificed. Evacuation after the surroundings are dark or the situation has deteriorated is dangerous. When evacuating, be sure to check the surrounding conditions.

Last resort "vertical evacuation"

If it is difficult to evacuate safely to the evacuation center because the surroundings are dark and the situation cannot be confirmed, or the inundation has already begun, and you have to stay at home, You may be able to secure your safety by moving to a room on the other side of the cliff or slope.

However, this is only a last resort. In past disasters, many houses were swept away by a large amount of water, earth and sand, and driftwood. Try to evacuate before things get worse.

Source: nhk

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