Where do you evacuate during an earthquake?
When should I evacuate?
- Go on foot. Roads and bridges may be damaged.
- If evacuation is impossible, go to the third or higher floor of a sturdy building or climb a tree. This should only be used as a last resort.
- Stay away from the coast until officials tell you it is safe to return. The danger may last for days.
What should you do during an earthquake evacuation?
Stay Safe During
- If you are in a car, pull over and stop. Set your parking brake.
- If you are in bed, turn face down and cover your head and neck with a pillow.
- If you are outdoors, stay outdoors away from buildings.
- If you are inside, stay and do not run outside and avoid doorways.
What should you do during and after an earthquake?
One of the most important ways to be prepared is to know what to do during and after an earthquake. During an earthquake you should: If you are indoors, drop and take cover under a sturdy table or other furniture. Hold on to it and stay put until the shaking stops.
Why is evacuating during an earthquake a bad idea?
Evacuating during an earthquake is a bad idea. And here is why. It varies really depending on the magnitude, how far the epicentre is, how deep within the earth it is, etc. But typically an earthquake lasts just seconds. Aftershocks might last quite a bit longer, though usually they are of lower magnitude.
What to do in case of an earthquake in Tokyo?
There are some 3,000 evacuation sites in Tokyo at school premises or public facilities. If for some reason you cannot reach the appointed site, or if the appointed site itself is deemed unsafe, head to a big park or open space for shelter until it is declared safe to return to your home.
What to do if you are advised to evacuate?
Shelters will be set up in areas where the public is advised to evacuate. Check on friends and neighbors to make sure they have transportation or to see if they need help in getting essential items together so they can be ready to evacuate. Assist them if you can. If you cannot, help them get in touch with the local emergency management office.