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Considering evacuation to accommodations for elderly people Tateyama City with prolonged power outage | NHK News

2019-09-14T21:26:08.279Z

As Tetsuyama City, one of the local governments whose recovery will be the slowest in the prolonged power outage in Chiba Prefecture, is concerned about the deterioration of the physical condition of the elderly and others ...



Considering evacuation to accommodations for elderly people Tateyama City, September 15, 6:20

Tateyama City, one of the local governments whose recovery will be the slowest during a prolonged power outage in Chiba Prefecture, is temporarily evacuated to lodging facilities in the city because there is concern about the deterioration of the physical condition of the elderly, etc. We started to have you consider.

In Tateyama City, Chiba, it is said that there may be a power outage for 20 days, and it is generally the 27th of this month that is the latest in the prefecture.

In response, Tateyama City has begun to consider temporarily evacuating elderly people who are worried about their physical condition, such as living alone, to hotels and inns in the city.

According to the city, the proportion of elderly people is higher in coastal areas where typhoon damage is serious and power outages may be prolonged, and many people continue living at home without going to shelters.

According to the city's tourism association, 5 out of the 70 member accommodations that it has joined so far are accepted.

The city will proceed with confirming the disaster status and health status of the elderly, giving priority to those who need assistance, and if the person wishes, the city will pay the cost and evacuate to the accommodation facility. The

Kenichi Kanamaru, Mayor of Tateyama City, said, “There are many residents who have lost hope because it takes time to recover from a power outage, and I want to support them as soon as possible.”

Source: nhk

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