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 What difficulty or inconvinience will arise when a huge disaster occurs?

1.Supply of electricity, water, and gas will be stopped
Due to power stoppage, you will not be able to use TV, refrigerators, heaters and other electric appliances.
Due to stoppage of water supply, you will be short of water for drinking, cooking, toilet, and bath.
Due to stoppage of gas, you will not be able to use gas-powered cooking stoves, heaters, or bath boilers.
Evacuation/List of survival kit items/Stockpile list (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
2.Roads and railways transportation will be disrupted
(1)Public transportation will be disrupted
 Public transportation such as trains, Shinkansen bullet trains, and buses may become out of service and commuting to work or school will be difficult.
(2)Distribution of goods may stop
 Distribution of food and gasoline may stop and there will be a shortage of products at supermarkets and convenience stores. Limited supply of gasoline will make it difficult to drive to places.
Evacuation/List of survival kit items/Stockpile list (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
3.Contacting family members, etc may become difficult
Mobile phone and Internet connectivity may become difficult.
※Calls from public phones are relatively easier.
Disaster Message Board and Disaster Dial-a-Message 171 services
4.Collecting information may become difficult
Due to a power stoppage and overloaded telephone and Internet lines, it may become difficult to collect necessary information.
Weather Information
Disaster-related Japanese terms that might be useful to remember
5.Evacuation centers will be set up
Schools and other public facilities in the neighborhood will be used as evacuation centers.
Evacuation/List of survival kit items/Stockpile list (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
What you can do to reduce damage as much as possible!
There are things you can do before a disaster actually occurs.
What you can do to prepare for natural disaster.

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