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Stay Prepared for Heavy Rains (as of 7/30/2020)

  • In Japan, the rainy season lasts from June to July, and the typhoon season lasts from August through to October, bringing torrential rains and gale force winds. During these seasons, there is a risk of rivers flooding and landslides occurring on hills, mountains, and cliff sides.
  • Make a habit of regularly checking the weather forecast (on TV, radio, internet, etc).
  • If you live near a hill, mountain, cliff, or river and you feel unsafe, evacuate somewhere safe as early as possible, such as to the home of a friend or relative.
  • Make sure you know where your closest evacuation shelter is.

❖ Useful Links

Multilingual Information on Disaster Mitigation (Japan Meteorological Agency)

https://www.data.jma.go.jp/multi/index.html?lang=en


Hiroshima City Disaster Prevention Portal

http://www.bousai.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/en/


Disaster Preparedness (English)

https://www.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/english/165264.html

Including:

  • What are Disasters?
  • International Residents Medical & Emergency Card
  • Staying Prepared for Heavy Rains and Typhoons

Ministry of Justice: Information about torrential rain (English)

http://www.moj.go.jp/EN/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/m_nyuukokukanri10_00001.html

 

❖ Interpreting Support

If you are not confident in your Japanese abilities and are in need of an interpreter, please inquire at the consultation desks listed below:


Hiroshima City Consultation Service for International Residents

Tel: 082-241-5010

Fax: 082-242-7452

Email: soudan@pcf.city.hiroshima.jp

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (excluding national holidays and 8/6)

Languages: Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, English

 

Hiroshima Multilingual living Support for Foreigners

Tel: 0120-783-806 (toll-free)

Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm (excluding national holidays)

Saturdays, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Note: Lines will be closed from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Languages: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Nepalese

 

❖ Electric power and gas services

 If you have a power outage, contact your Chugoku Electric Power Service Office

Hiroshima Service Office  Tel: 0120-748-510

 Area: Naka Ward, Higashi Ward, Minami Ward, Nishi Ward (except Shinjyo-cho) and Minaga (Saeki Ward)

Yano Service Office   Tel: 0120-525-089

  Area: Aki Ward (except Terayashiki)

Hiroshima-kita Office   Tel: 0120-516-850

 Area: Asaminami Ward, Asakita Ward, Shinjyo-cho (Nishi Ward), Nukushina and Fukuda (Higashi Ward), Shimo (Yuki-cho, Saeki Ward)

Hatsukaichi Service Office   Tel: 0120-517-370

  Area: Saeki Ward


If your gas appliance is faulty/broken, contact Hiroshima Gas

Tel: 082-251-2151 

Languages: English, Chinese Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese and Thai through external interpreting  services and mobile devices. 

Note:
・If your gas is not provided by Hiroshima Gas, please contact your provider directly.
・For propane gas, contact a propane supplier in your area. Ask your landlord for more information about local propane suppliers.