In case of emergency
Wind and floods
Typhoons and torrential rains have caused a lot of damage to Ikata. When seeking shelter from floods, please be especially careful of your footing.
Preparing for wind and water damage
- Prepare for blackouts by having a flashlight and portable radio at the ready.
- Listen carefully to weather reports; don't go outside without due caution.
- Be prepared for blackouts and water service outages by having emergency drinking water and food on hand well ahead of time.
Seeking refuge from floods
- Always be aware of nearby shelter locations.
- Do not use boots or go barefoot. Use lace-tied tennis shoes.
- The greatest depth of water that one can walk through is in general 70 cm (2.3 ft) for men, 50 cm (1.6 ft) for women. If the water is as high as your waist, don't try your luck. Move to higher ground and wait for help.
- Manholes, ditches, and other dangers lurk under the surface of the water. Use a long pole as a walking stick to make sure the path in front of you is safe.