Disaster Prevention Measures for Your Daily Life - 7

Many people take the time to prepare emergency goods in preparation for the potential coming of natural disasters. This in itself is good, but those goods won't do much good if they are locked away in the depths of your closet or somewhere else inside your home. Instead, you should keep them in a place you can reach safely and quickly in time of a disaster, such as on each floor of your home, in the bedroom or living room.

Ever since the Kobe Earthquake, the number of people leaving such goods in a clearly visible and easy to reach place has risen. Even still, you should check your emergency goods every now and then to make sure everything is in order.

Also, consider using ruckscaks or other such bags to store emergency items so you can carry them easily. But be carefuly not to pack them too full with items you might not need as they might be too heavy to carry and end up causing injury instead. Give them a quick test to make sure they are the right weight!

Items to pack:

ąŁ Important items such as glasses, medicine, etc.
ąŁ Portable radio
ąŁ Flash light (and batteries)
ąŁ Personal ID
ąŁ Cash (including coins)
ąŁ Drinking water
ąŁ Emergency rations

* Also make sure you keep track of where your bank books, personal seal and other such valuable items are placed.
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