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Preparing and Planning for Natural Disasters

We are approaching the rainy season again this year.

To protect yourself from disaster, first you must recognize the danger. Second, it's important to take the necessary precautions, such as confirming where evacuation sites are ahead of time and preparing an emergency survival kit.

Also, in the event that a disaster is likely to occur - such as due to heavy rain, there will be an advisory from the meteorological observatory about weather disaster prevention, as well as evacuation orders and information from local municipalities. Every individual should obtain accurate information and take action as soon as possible.

The City of Kitakyushu posts information relevant to disaster prevention on the Kitakyushu Disaster Prevention Information website linked below.

Also, through Fukuoka Prefecture's disaster prevention e-mail Mamoru-kun (registration required), evacuation and weather information is distributed in English. You can register for the Fukuoka Prefecture Disaster Prevention Info-Mail Service by following the URL linked below.

For more information, please contact:
Kitakyushu Crisis Management Department Crisis Management Division
TEL: (093) 582-2110 Japanese only

Kitakyushu Disaster Prevention Information
URL: (external link)Japanese only

Fukuoka Prefecture Disaster Prevention Info-Mail Service (English)
URL: (external link)

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International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176