Category: Disasters

Disability Disasters Japan

Sixty percent of local governments do not have seventy-two hours of emergency power supplies

 Around 60 percent of local government buildings across Japan were not equipped with emergency power supplies lasting 72 hours, a crucial time frame in saving human lives during times of disaster, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Thursday.

Disability Disasters Japan

Almost no progress made on assisted evacuation plans for elderly and disabled living in 2018 Japan rain disaster-affected areas

“OSAKA — More than 80% of municipalities in three western Japan prefectures that saw high casualties in last summer’s torrential rain disaster have since failed to update or review the way they implement assisted evacuation lists for residents that would have difficulty fleeing on their own, such as the elderly or people with disabilities, a Mainichi Shimbun survey has shown.”