Today, wefre going to be talking about ghow to get the information you need in an emergency.h
When disaster strikes, a state of confusion
usually ensues, and it can be exceedingly difficult to get your hands on the
information you need. If you go to an emergency shelter, there will be a system
of bulletin boards and announcements in place to provide information on vital
matters, such as the delivery of food and relief supplies, and the state of
temporary relief housing.
After the Hanshin Awaji earthquake, a
variety of information was provided in languages other than Japanese?but there is
a limit to the amount of information that can be provided in other languages,
and many foreign residents complained that they couldnft get the information
they needed because they couldnft understand Japanese. In order to avoid this
in the future, it would be helpful to learn to read and understand Japanese
words for things like gemergency shelter,h gadvice counter,h gdisease and
injury,h gFood will be delivered at (such and such a time),h and so on.
The number of volunteer groups and NPOs
providing support for foreign residents on a daily basis is on the increase,
and these organizations are preparing to be able to provide relief programs and
advising services in case of disaster. You can find out what kind of
information resources are available in your area by looking online or inquiring
at your local city or town hall.Well, thatfs all for today.