This is the 3rd information about earthquakes.
I’m going to tell you about the procedures before the warning about Tokai
Earthquake is issued.
On the government’s assumption, if the phenomenon considered to be judged
to be a sign of earthquake continues, “Earthquake / Disaster Prevention
and Strengthen Areas Decision Meeting” organized by professionals is summoned
to discuss whether it will lead to earthquake and if it is predicted that
the earthquake will occur, a warning is to be announced.
The residents are told about it by TV and radio when the meeting is summoned.
As for people in office, a decision about whether to let employees go home
depends on each office and you should check it beforehand.
Schools deal with it differently, however, some of them would
take measures of keeping students at school when their guardians cannot take
them home immediately.
At department stores and underground shopping centers, people are advised
to go home. Supply of water, electricity and gas, telephone, public transportation,
financial institutions, hospitals, etc. continue as usual.
However, cell phones and general lines have difficulty connecting and you
should use ”verbal message dial for disaster 171. At home you should try to get info
from the TV and radio and check the emergency pack and shelter.