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The ground becomes loose by Kumamoto earthquake. We are careful about the earth and sand disasters!

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Department of Civil Engineering Erosion Control Division 
TEL: 096-333-2553 
FAX: 096-387-2380 
Email sabou@pref.kumamoto.lg.jp

 

The ground becomes loose by Kumamoto earthquake! Please be careful about the earth and sand disasters!

After April 14, large-scale earthquake occurs in each place in Kumamoto, and the ground becomes loose as never before.

As the earth and sand disasters such as landslide, mud flood might occur, attention is necessary for little rain.

The earth and sand disaster takes holy life and precious property such as houses instantly and brings serious damage.

It is important to comprise so that each one can protect the body from the earth and sand disaster to prevent damage of the earth and sand disaster.

Therefore we introduce point that you should know.

 

The earth and sand disaster caused by Kumamoto earthquake

 It is photograph which large-scale slope collapse produces in Tatsuno, Minamiaso-mura district (expansion)
It is photograph which large-scale slope collapse produced in Tatsuno, Minamiaso-mura district. (April 16, 2016 shooting)

     

 It is photograph which slope collapse produces in Nishihara-mura University fallow field district (expansion)
Nishihara-mura University fallow field district. Large fallow field dam is photograph which slope collapse produced near. (April 16, 2016 shooting)
  

Three points that we want to know to protect the body from the earth and sand disaster

 It is important that each us usually possesses for the earth and sand disaster to protect the body from the earth and sand disaster.

 We introduce three points that you should know to a minimum to protect the body from the earth and sand disaster here.

 

(1) We confirm whether place living in is "the earth and sand disaster black spot"

 District with fear of the earth and sand disaster occurrence is considered to be "the earth and sand disaster black spot".

 Let's confirm whether own house and place of refuge are at the earth and sand disaster black spot on homepages (the earth and sand disaster information map) of Kumamoto.

 ※Even if it is not the earth and sand disaster black spot, attention is necessary near by if there are any "cliff place" or "small swamps".

 

(2) If it begins to rain, we are careful about landslide alert informations

 If it begins to rain, let's be careful about "landslide alert informations". Kumamoto and Kumamoto region meteorological observatory are disaster prevention information joint, to announce so that judgment and voluntary evacuation of inhabitants when head of municipality announces evacuation advisories serve as a reference when landslide alert information is the situation that heavy rain (landslide) warning is announced, and degree of risk of the earth and sand disaster occurrence further increased.

 We can confirm on the Meteorological Agency homepage and Kumamoto disaster prevention homepage, and even weather information of TV and radio is announced. Including electric wave disorder and blackout caused by heavy rain should have portable radio because is the case of emergency.

 

 In addition, in Kumamoto, we operate disaster prevention information email service. By email service, we deliver information such as weather warning, warning and landslide alert information in the prefecture, earthquake, tsunami information to cell-phones by mail right after announcement.

 Information about Kumamoto disaster prevention information email service is this

It is picture of family seeing weather information on TV
 

(3) If landslide alert information is announced, we evacuate early

 If landslide alert information is announced in house ino area, let's evacuate to safe place including evacuation site nearby early. In addition, at the time of strong rain or long rain, please be careful about appeals with emergency broadcast system and loudspeaker van of the municipalities.

 It is important people that evacuation including the elderly and impaired person takes time think about movement time, and to evacuate early.

 In addition, most of earth and sand disasters suffer on wooden the first floor. We more urgently than the second floor of firm building nearby evacuate as second best by all means if evacuation to evacuation site is difficult, or that will evacuate to safer place (room or the second floor away from cliff) in house when it is difficult.

 It is in particular dangerous to the "earth and sand disaster black spot" "landslide warning area, the earth and sand disaster special caution area" that house ino continues staying in home. While you are spirited, please move to refuge early.

 Welcome page of each municipality (you see homepage, or ask the latest information such as refuges to disaster prevention department in charge of the municipalities.)

It is picture of family evacuating early 

Reduction of landslide warning standard caused by earthquake

 Kumamoto and Kumamoto region meteorological observatory decided to announce landslide alert information early at stage when there were fewer precipitations than usual for the municipalities which observed higher than intensity 5 upper to promote evacuation advisory that did not have early evacuation of citizen of the prefecture, delay of head of municipality.

 Citizens of the prefecture, please evacuate in reference to landslide alert information early.

 In addition, independence evacuation, please if even house ino person feels danger before announcement of landslide alert information in the municipalities without reduction of landslide warning standard without hesitating.

It is figure of the landslide warning standard reduction municipalities
 

PDF It is figure of the landslide warning standard reduction municipalities With new window(PDF: 400.8 kilobytes)


Municipalities> that <landslide warning standard was reduced 

◆Provisional standard: 70% (30% decrease: more than intensity 6 lower) of normal standard

 Kumamoto-shi, western part of Yatsushiro-shi, Tamana-shi, Kikuchi-shi, Uto-shi, Kamiamakusa-shi, Uki-shi, Aso-shi, eastern part of Amakusa-shi, Koshi-shi, Misato-machi, Nagomi-machi, Ozu-machi, Kikuyo-machi, Ubuyama-mura, Nishihara-mura, Minamiaso-mura, Mifune-machi, Kashima-machi, Mashiki-machi, western part of Yamato-cho, Hikawa-cho

 

◆Provisional standard: 80% (20% decrease: intensity 5 upper) of normal standard

 Yamaga-shi, Gyokuto-machi, Nagasu-machi, Minamioguni-machi, Oguni-machi, Takamori-machi, Kosa-machi, Ashikita-machi 

  

We are careful about harbinger phenomena of the earth and sand disaster

 When the earth and sand disaster includes three kinds of "landslide" "landslide" "mud flood", and these occur, some kind of harbinger phenomena may appear. Thing which we nominated below is main harbinger phenomenon. If it notices such a harbinger phenomenon, it tells neighboring people, and it is important to evacuate to place safe quickly.

It is picture which expressed harbinger phenomenon of landslide

It is picture which expressed dangerous slope

It is picture which expressed harbinger phenomenon of mud flood

It is picture which expressed harbinger phenomenon of landslide


June "prevention of earth and sand disaster month"

 From 1 to 30 on June are "prevention of earth and sand disaster month" every year.

 In the monthly inside, check and fire drills such as the earth and sand disaster black spot or erosion control facilities, class about prevention of earth and sand disaster are carried out as theme of exercise by "go-proof earth and sand disaster together".

 Taking the opportunity of prevention of earth and sand disaster month, everybody confirms own local dangerous point, too and walks course to evacuation site and will comprise in the worst state.

 It is prevention of earth and sand disaster monthly poster

About inflection of the earth and sand disaster danger house move promotion business

 Protect life, body of citizen of the prefecture from the earth and sand disaster caused by heavy rains to be frequent from 2015, of citizen of the prefecture "security started "Kumamoto earth and sand disaster danger housing move promotion business" to promote move to the disaster danger zone outside of the earth and sand disaster person who lived particularly in caution area (red zone) to do realization".

 Information about the earth and sand disaster danger house move promotion business is this

 

  PDF Kumamoto earth and sand disaster danger house move promotion business (flyer) With new window(PDF: 428.6 kilobytes)

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Fax: 096-387-2380
Email sabou@pref.kumamoto.lg.jp
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