On April 16, "Kumamoto Earthquake Day," reconfirm daily preparations at home! Shisei Dayori April ①
Kumamoto City enforced the "Kumamoto City Disaster Prevention Basic Ordinance" on October 1, 2020 in order to realize a truly disaster-resistant city where citizens can live with peace of mind.
In order to pass on the lessons learned from the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake to the next generation and to deepen interest in and understanding of disaster prevention, April 16 has been designated as "Kumamoto Earthquake Day." increase.
Would you like to take this opportunity to check your daily preparations?
〇Check item 1 Are stockpiles ready?
During the Kumamoto earthquakes, lifelines such as electricity, gas, and water were damaged, and the supply of goods stagnated.
Based on this lesson, it is important to prepare in advance the items necessary for life in the event of a disaster (5).
〇 Check item 2 Do you have an emergency bag ready?
The moment a disaster strikes, it is not possible to make a quick decision about what and how much to take with you when you need to evacuate. Prepare items to take out with a checklist in advance and put them in a place that is easy to take out.
〇Check item 3.Is the room ready?
Fixing furniture is an earthquake countermeasure that you can do right now. You can reduce the risk by securing it securely so that it does not tip over or move. In addition, it is also possible to devise the direction and arrangement of furniture so that people are not trapped in the house, and to put anti-scattering film on windows and glass.
【Disaster Prevention Park Shisei Dayori April ②】
Date and time: April 16, 2020 (Sun) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Hanabatake Square
Admission fee: Free
〇Disaster Prevention Panel Exhibition
Panels will be displayed on the damage situation at the time of the Kumamoto earthquake, Kumamoto City's reconstruction efforts, and information on disaster prevention.
〇Exhibition and sales of disaster prevention goods and disaster prevention goods
We will display the latest disaster prevention goods and supplies, and give advice on how to choose.
Also available for sale.
〇Disaster prevention classroom for self-help
We will hold a “disaster prevention classroom” where you can conduct experiments that are useful for disaster prevention using familiar items.
In addition, we will hold a "Pet Disaster Prevention Class" to convey knowledge such as what you can do in advance as a pet owner and manners at evacuation shelters.
【Garbage Calendar Application is convenient. Shisei Dayori , April-③】
Although Reiwa-4 nen 「Family garbage ・Resources Collection
Calendar」is being delivered to each family
from each resident’s association, Kumamoto City has been delivering the application
software which made the paper garbage- calendar more convenient. Please
take advantage of it when the new fiscal year starts.
City Homepage : Garbage Calendar
【Spring National Traffic Safety Campaign Shisei Dayori, April④】
The Spring National Traffic Safety Campaign
is held every day to encourage children, especially those who entered
elementary school, to learn traffic rules and to prevent serious accidents.
safety of pedestrians.
The number of traffic incidents of
children while walking has increased since April. Make sure to follow traffic
rules and check the safety before you walk across the crosswalk.
awareness of pedestrians’ safety.
Most of the fatal accidents occur while
walking across the road. Crosswalks are a pedestrian priority zone. Drivers
must pay attention to those who are walking.
（3）Make sure to
obey the rules while you are riding a bicycle.
Bicycle is a kind of vehicle, which
is categorized into those which do not have a motor, according to the Road
Traffic Act. Drivers must observe the rules.
【In case an earthquake occurs Shisei Dayori, April⑤】
When an earthquake comes, please
note the following to protect yourself.
〇When you are at home,
First, protect yourself. It is effective to
hide under the table. Close the gas main when you go to a shelter. To prevent
foot injury, do not forget to wear shoes.
〇When you are on the street,
First, stay away from things that may fall
down, for example, concrete block walls and vending machines. Pay
attention to falling objects, for instance, signboards. Protect your head with
a bag and take shelter in a vacant lot or a park.
〇When you are driving a car,
Reduce speed slowly, and stop on the left
side of the road. Do not get out of the car until the shake subsides and
〇When you are near the coast,
Take refuge in the hills.
Do not go to the coast until the tsunami alert and advisory is lifted. A
momentary judge means the difference between life and death in that accident.
Do not be panicked. Stay calm.
【Information on Scholarship Shisei Dayori, April⑥】
You must meet all the following
・Those whose supporters live in Kumamoto
・Those who attend high school, technical
college, university, junior college, or vocational school.
・Those who have difficulty in studying due
to economical problems.
・Those who are not receiving other
For more information,
The Guidance Division, Kumamoto City Board
of Education 096-328-2716