This is the last time that I am going to address you about the
things that you can do to be prepared for an earthquake. I have been
suggesting various courses of action throughout the past six announcements; and
offering preparatory measures for you to use to protect your own life, and the
life of your family.
In the Hanshin Awaji earthquake, about 5,500 people were killed; 80% of
them died of either pressure from, or suffocation caused by, collapsing
houses and toppling furniture. Consequently, it is conceivable that we
might protect ourselves, and others, by heightening the safety of our environments
before an earthquake occurs.
you should arrange your furniture in such a way, that you’ll not be trapped
beneath it if it falls; you should also consider securing the furniture, so
that it is less likely to fall. The bedroom is a priority, as we are most
defenseless when sleeping.
the Hanshin Awaji earthquake, about 60% of the people rescued, were rescued by
the cooperative efforts of neighbors. As neighbors help each other in times of
crisis, it is important to build relationships with them, by actively attending
local gatherings and interacting with them regularly. It would be a good idea
to hold an information-sharing meeting with your friends, to discuss the best
courses of action, in the event of an earthquake. If you take these actions
now, to prevent the loss of life during an earthquake, you’ll have an excellent
chance of surviving the event, unharmed.
ON ! Let’s start taking disaster measures!