This is the 5th time that I’m going to tell you about “the shelter”.
“The shelter” is the place which will be opened as a temporary
living space when a disaster occurs or when houses collapse, electricity,
gas and water stop and you cannot live a life. School gyms and community
centers generally become shelters. Food, water and daily necessities are
usually to be delivered in the shelter, however, it is expected that the
“Toukai Tounan Earthquake” which is expected to occur in near future will
cause a widespread destruction and delay aid due to the fall of roads and
You need to store food and water that will be sufficient at
least for three days. After the Hanshin Awaji Earthquake occurred, about
2000 people were living in certain shelters and there was some trouble between
the Japanese and the non-Japanese people caused by a lack of communications
and differences of manners and customs. In order to solve these problems,
it is important to make and adhere to the given rules of living in the shelter
such as when to wake up, when to go to bed, how to use the toilet and the
washing place and how to damp the garbage.
First of allits best to learn some simple Japanese words. If you remember
the rules of daily living in Japanese at ordinary times, it would surely
be helpful for you to live in the shelter if a disaster was to occur.