"World Day Tsunami" evacuation training in various areas for the first time today
November 5 is the United Nations has established a new "world tsunami Day". In Wakayama Prefecture Hirokawa Town Story, which became the origin of the tsunami of the day remains, evacuation drills the tsunami have been made.
November 5, during the 1854 Nankai earthquake of the Edo period, inform the onslaught of tsunami merchant of the current Wakayama Prefecture Hirokawa town with a fire to bundles of rice, the "rice unevenness that were evacuated to higher ground the villagers in honor of the Story of the fire ", last year, the United Nations was newly defined as" the world's tsunami day ".
First of five days of "the world's tsunami Day", Hirokawa-cho of elementary and junior high school students, was mourn the victims of the tsunami seeded the soil embankment was built at that time.
After this, a huge earthquake in the Nankai trough, evacuation drills on the assumption that a large tsunami warning came out is carried out, approximately 1000 people of the town is in the call by the disaster prevention administrative radio, was evacuated, such as the shrine on the hill.
In addition, in the JR Kiseisen which runs the coastal areas is carried out training on the assumption that the train made an emergency stop in the earthquake, people who got off to the line by using a ladder was evacuated to the nearest shelter in the induction of the crew.
If you more Hirokawa-cho, in this time of training, is that finishing the evacuation earlier than the arrival time of the tsunami that all participants are assumed.
Participating elementary school sixth-grade boy had said, "I want to think of what to do When an earthquake occurs any time any time."
Even in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Also in the huge earthquake in Sendai City of areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake evacuation drills on the assumption that a large tsunami warning came out it was made.
Training, on the assumption that the huge earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and epicenter of Sanriku has left a large tsunami warning to occur Miyagi prefecture, such as the residents of Sendai, the coastal area, has approximately 1200 people were made to participate It was.
Of these, in the elementary school in Sendai Taihaku Ku and disaster prevention administrative radio that about 400 residents to inform the alarm, was evacuated to the roof with a height 15 meters or more in the wake of the e-mail.
And, we trained to be transported to the hospital to rescue the people who fire were evacuated to the roof by helicopter.
Three 40-something mother who participated with their children is "without listening to what you say children, evacuation, but was hard, the want to tell that it is important to evacuate immediately," had talked with It was.
In addition, in the Sendai Wakabayashi-ku, residents about 100 people were evacuated to emergency staircase of more than seven meters high, which is provided in order to evacuate the road after the hill of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Male 70s who participated had said, "refuge from the tsunami I think it is important to get away anyway a high place."