Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness

The recent (though comparatively not severe) earthquake in Touhoku is a wakeup call for disaster preparedness here in Ishikawa. Here’s a quick roundup of earthquake and emergency posts and helpful websites.

Your CO should have provided you with a map to the nearest evacuation center. If you have not received this, take this as a good chance to ask.

News and Info in English

Japan Meteorological Society

How to the JMS Tsunami Map

NHK World English

Preparedness

Earthquake Warnings via Yahoo!Keitai 

Ishikawa JET Wiki General Emergency Page

72hours.org Emergency Kit planning site is a good resource if you have not yet assembled an emergency kit in your apartment.

If you do not already have an emergency kit made, please do so. Ishikawa is relatively disaster-free as far as Japan goes, but it never hurts to be ready.

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