Nagoya City Disaster prevention pamphlet

NHK has prepared a disaster prevention pamphlet in cooperation with Nagoya City. In case tsunami is approaching Nagoya or when you are in the city and an intense tremor strikes, use this easy-to-follow guide.

If tsunami is approaching

Aim for higher place

This is a simple image of the tsunami hazard map minus the depth information. Please use it as a guide if you don't have time to look at the hazard map or don't know where it is.

Evacuate to the third floor or higher

In case it is impossible to evacuate from flood-prone areas, look for an evacuation building nearby.

The city also says tsunami is expected to reach five other wards (Atsuta, Nakamura, Mizuho, Minami, and Midori.)

Refrain from using a car

Due to the risk of road damage from traffic congestion and liquefaction, those who can evacuate without using a car should avoid using a vehicle as much as possible.

If an earthquake occurs

Protect your head

Stay in your office

If you are at work and your safety is ensured, it is also important not to force yourself to return home. When many people concentrate in facilities such as stations, crowd accidents such as crowd collapses are likely to occur, which is dangerous.

Nagoya City has designated several evacuation facilities where people who cannot return home due to the suspension of transportation and other services can temporarily shelter. You can search for target facilities on the city's disaster prevention app.

Don't panic and go out calmly from underground

It is psychologically unsettling to have an earthquake in an underground city. Still, the underground mall has a structure that is relatively difficult to shake. Instead, there is concern about accidents caused by panicked people rushing to the limited entrances and exits. It is essential to calm down and evacuate according to the clerk's instructions.