In addition, we announce Kumamoto earth and sand disaster caution information for the purpose of the use to judgments of disaster support such as evacuation advisories to disaster prevention activity or inhabitants by mayors, town managers, and village headmen for emergency and independence refuge of inhabitants from August 31, 2007 when degree of risk of earth and sand disaster occurrence caused by heavy rain increased in Kumamoto and Kumamoto region meteorological observatory.
We decide to change announcement standard of earth and sand disaster caution information on investigation by the outbreak situation of disasters from 2003 to 2013 for the past 11 years and relations of the rain in Kumamoto and Kumamoto region meteorological observatory this time.
We can announce earth and sand disaster caution information among the municipalities necessary for more appropriate time by changing standard, and it is expected that we support judgments such as evacuation advisories in the municipalities for disaster prevention and independence refuge of inhabitants effectively.
In addition, with standard change, it is earth and sand disaster caution judgment mesh information ※We are improved to become more appropriate judgement result even if assigned to this to support narrowing of refuge area for precisely.
As for the standard change date and time, it is as follows.
The date and time to change the abolition and announcement standard in 1 tentativeness standard
December 20, 2017 13:00
Area to abolish 2 tentativeness par, and to assume normal announcement standard
Kumamoto-shi, Tamana-shi, Nagomi-machi, Kikuchi-shi, Koshi-shi, Ozu-machi, Kikuyo-machi, Kashima-machi, Mashiki-machi, Mifune-machi, Nishihara-mura, western part of Yatsushiro-shi, Uto-shi, Uki-shi, Hikawa-cho, Misato-machi,
Western part of Yamato-cho, Aso-shi, Minamiaso-mura, Ubuyama-mura, Ashikita-machi
In this way, all the municipalities in Kumamoto usually become standard.
Range of 3 announcement standard changes
All municipalities in Kumamoto
※Earth and sand disaster caution judgment mesh information is information to supplement earth and sand disaster caution information or heavy rain warning (earth and sand disaster). For details, please refer to the following.
Kumamoto unification type disaster prevention information system earth and sand disaster degree of risk information:
Meteorological Agency HP: http://www.jma.go.jp/jp/doshamesh/