やっぺえと学ぶ 防災 Learn about disasters with Yappe
Save your life from tsunami.
Yappe, if you feel a strong earthquake near the ocean, watch out for a tsunami.
Tsunamis come from the ocean or rivers.
Run away from the water immediately and go as high as you can.
“tsunami warning” is issued when a tsunami of up to three meters high (about 10 feet) might occur. If a “major tsunami warning” is issued, there is a risk of waves greater than 10 meters (about 33 feet) high.
Never turn back. Keep running toward a higher ground.
If a tsunami warning is issued, stay away from the ocean or a river.
Do not go near the water to watch.
Even if you don’t feel any tremor, you must evacuate at once if you see or hear a tsunami warning.
Yappe! Promise me!
Remember the “tsunami sign boards”!
Yappe, look at this mark!
Sign boards like this mean there is a risk of tsunami in the area.
This is a “tsunami evacuation spot.”
You can evacuate here if a tsunami strikes. It is a safe, high ground.
This is a mark for “Tsunami Evacuation Buildings” or “Towers.”
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake (in 2011), they have been set up along the coast.
Waves higher than Yappe have reached here.
The blue mark shows how high the wave really was.
When you’re near the ocean, these are important signs that may save your life.
Let’s keep our eyes out for them!
Yappe, “disaster ruins” are the buildings that show us the danger of earthquakes and tsunamis.
Arahama Elementary School in Sendai is one of them.
The fence outside the school is bent.
The tsunami reached the 2nd floor of the building.
More than 300 children and nearby residents evacuated to the rooftop and survived.
Let’s look inside the school.
The ceiling plates are peeling off.
It’s been preserved as it was at that time.
You can also read the people’s accounts of the disaster.
Many disaster ruins are found along the coast.