① Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones:Three Ways to Prepare for Wind and Flood Damage
[Inquiries] Shomu-gakari (General Affairs Section), Naka Ward Office Tel: 045-224-8112
Wind and flood damage caused by heavy rains and tornadoes are especially common in September. Even if you have not suffered major damage before from such disasters, you must not let your guard down. By thinking about what you need and how you should act in the event of wind and flood damage and being prepared, you can limit the extent of damage if the worst should happen.
■Step 1: Make sure you know where to obtain disaster information
●Marine FM (86.1MHz)
This is a community radio station in Naka Ward. In the event of a disaster, you can listen to detailed information on impact on the ward.
Marine FM website（外部サイト）
●Yokohama-shi Hinan Nabi (Yokohama City Evacuation Navigator)
This is a disaster preparedness app for Yokohama City. In addition to information on disaster preparedness, you can check various evacuation sites and hazard maps in the event of a disaster, and create your own evacuation plan (My Timeline).
For details and installation of the app, click here.
●d button on your TV
Press this button to check information on disaster preparedness and weather conditions in the ward.
■Step 2: Know how to act in the event you need to evacuate
A hazard map is a colored map of areas at high risk of landslides and flooding. People living in the colored areas on the map may need to evacuate their homes depending on the warning level. Even if you live in an area that is not colored on the map, be sure to check the disaster and evacuation information without fail!
Click here to download various hazard maps
●What are alert levels?
Alert levels provide easy-to-understand information on evacuation procedures and when to evacuate in the event of wind and flood damage. When wind or flood damage occurs, check which areas have been issued evacuation information and start taking steps to evacuate as necessary.
■Step 3: Familiarize yourself with the evacuation sites that will be opened in the event of heavy rain or typhoons
When heavy rains or typhoons cause extensive damage in the ward, evacuation sites will be opened according to the disaster situation. Please check Yokohama City Evacuation Navigator and the Naka Ward website for information on evacuation sites to be opened.
If a sediment disaster warning is issued for the southern part of Yokohama City, the following five evacuation sites will be opened.
●Mugita Seifuso (1-26-1 Mugita-cho)
●Yamamoto Elementary School (3-152 Yamamoto-cho)
● Ōtori Elementary School (1-251 Honmoku-cho)
●Kamidai Shukaijo (2-50 Hongo-cho)
●Minato Sogo High School (231 Yamashita-cho)
② Leaders in Community Health Promotion! Do you know about Hoken-katsudō suishin-iin (Health Activity Promoters)?
[Inquiries] Kenkō-zukuri Gakari (Health Promotion Section), Naka Ward Office Tel: 045-224-8333
Hoken-katsudō suishin-iin (Health Activity Promoters) are community health promotion leaders who are recommended by neighborhood associations and commissioned by the mayor. They carry out activities related to the promotion of good health in cooperation with the ward Fukushi Hoken sentā (welfare and public health centers) and community organizations.
■Hoken-katsudō suishin-iin (Health activity promoters) in Naka Ward focus on walking!
Why not participate in a walk organized in your community by a Hoken-katsudō suishin-iin (Health Activity Promoter)? Here is a partial list of walking events held in the community.
Take a stroll accompanied by the Tekuteku Walk Guidebook!
The Tekuteku Walk Guidebook contains eight walking courses where you can enjoy nature, history, and tourist spots in Naka Ward. So why not grab a copy of the guidebook, choose a course, and head out to enjoy a pleasant stroll?
Click here to download a copy
③Medical Care in the Event of a Major Disaster
[Inquiries] Jigyō Kikaku Tantō (Project Planning Subdivision), Naka Ward Office Tel: 045-224-8330
The medical institutions you can visit will differ depending on the urgency and severity of your symptoms. It is important to know about medical treatment in times of disaster. In addition, be sure to prepare first aid supplies and medicines for pre-existing medical conditions on a regular basis.
Machine translation of Koho Yokohama Naka Ward Version (all pages)
All pages of Koho Yokohama Naka Ward Version (September issue) can be read in ten languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, and Vietnamese) from PCs and smart phones through multilingual machine translation provided by Catalog Pocket, a service for reading PR papers.
⇒ Koho Yokohama Naka Ward Version (September issue)（Catalog Pocket）（外部サイト）