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When accidents or difficulties occur at the Takahama Power Plant, both the power plant and the Kyoto branch office of the Kansai Electric Corporation inform Kyoto Prefecture, Maizuru City and Ayabe city.
In accordance to their local disaster prevention plan, Kyoto prefecture, Maizuru city, and Ayabe city assemble a disaster prevention head office, led by the governor and mayor, to start disaster prevention activities for your health and safety.
The situation and the information is delivered to you through TV, radio, PR car, Disaster Prevention Radio broadcast (Maizuru city), Off-Talk communication (Ayabe city), etc. It is delivered to ships through Maritime Safety Agency or fishing radio station.
If an accident or problem occurs at the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant, you will be informed of the accident situation and how to proceed by Kyoto Prefecture, Maizuru city, and Ayabe city through PR cars, Disaster Prevention Radiobroadcasts (Maizuru city) and Off-Talk communication (Ayabe city). Humans cannot feel nuclear radiation, so one cannot recognize the level of danger. One has to respond calmly on the basis of reliable information from the government, Kyoto Prefecture, Maizuru city and Ayabe city.
Switch on TV and radio and listen to the information from the government, prefecture, city, etc.
Check the information from the PR cars, Disaster Prevention Radiobroadcasts (Maizuru city), Off-Talk communication (Ayabe city), etc, and respond calmly according to their directions.
Refrain from going outside and wait in your house until directions are given.
Don’t be drawn in by false rumours.
Refrain from using mobile phones. Refrain from calling except in an emergency.
Enter your house, shut doors and windows. The amount of nuclear radiation will be minimal indoors.
The direction for evacuation to a concrete refuge is issued early so that you have time to spare for evacuation, so please respond calmly.
When you have to evacuate indoors or to your local refuge, you will be informed through a Disaster Prevention Radiobroadcast (Maizuru city), Off-Talk communication (Ayabe city), etc, and schools will be directly informed by the Disaster Measure head office. In the area within 10 km of Takahama Power Plant, the schools or concrete refuges shall act as the meeting point. The schools shall protect the children according to the directions of the Disaster Measure head office. If there is time enough for people to evacuate after the accident occurs, the students can return home, dependent on the situation. However, if the student has been sent home and the direction to evacuate or to seek refuge is issued or their parents are not at home, they should stand-by in the school. You should tell your children that if an accident occurs when they go to school, return home, or play outdoors, they should listen to the accident situation report and directions by the PR cars, Disaster Prevention Radiobroadcasts (Maizuru city), Off-Talk communication (Ayabe city), etc., and act accordingly.
If you are informed of the occurrence of a nuclear emergency in a location where many people are gathered, you should listen to the information and directions provided by the PR cars, Disaster Prevention Radiobroadcasts (Maizuru city), Off-Talk communication (Ayabe city), etc, and respond in a calm manner.
You should arrange emergency items according to the situation and composition of your family.
Cash, certificate of title, bankbook, personal stamp, driver license, credit card, health insurance card, etc.
Basic foodstuffs, drinking water, special-requirement food, etc
Adhesive tape, bandage, salve, antiseptic, digestion medicine, analgesic, etc
Clothes (underwear, outer layers, socks, etc), soap, towels, toilet articles, cotton work gloves, rainwear, nappies, nursing bottle, milk, napkin, etc
Radio, flash light, batteries, medicine
Please check emergency items periodically.
In particular, food and drinking water have use-by dates, so you need to exchange them periodically. Disabled and aged people should have their doctor prescribe the necessary medicine and means of intake.
Contact and support provided by the Disaster Prevention head office is available for disabled people in the event of an emergency.
If you or someone you know requires special support, contact the following office:
Municipal Office (Maizuru Municipal Office 0773-62-2300) ,(Ayabe Municipal Office 0773-42-3280)
The people in your neighborhood should also provide support.