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The challenges posed by the virus and evacuation centers in Japan could be instructive for other places. For example, some evacuees are choosing to remain in their cars rather than go to a shelter and risk catching the virus. But the government has asked the car-bound evacuees to register with an evacuation center so that they can be accounted for, and have been instructed on how to avoid developing blood clots from staying in the same position for a long time. And evacuees are also having their temperatures taken and any showing symptoms are being sent to another center where they can self-isolate. The government had also been warning residents since June (it is the rainy season in Japan) to make evacuation plans that involve evacuating to a family or friend’s home rather than to a shelter if possible to reduce the risk of infection. One other action that will be launched by the Japanese government in August is to stand up an emergency website where citizens can post photos and video clips taken on their smartphones in times of major disasters, so that first responders and other authorities can better respond. The government will ask citizens to post images of things such as damaged roads, collapsed buildings, and landslides on the website, which will only work when activated at the time of a major disaster.
Be a Ready Kid! Emergencies and disasters can be scary, but there are ways to help you stay safe before, during, and even after a disaster. Play Disaster Master and Help the Heroes! Head over to https://t.co/qsbwfwQRlx to play: https://t.co/6h9MCHrd9R #PrepareToProtect #BeReady pic.twitter.com/kJj9MAXuol — USACE HQ (@USACEHQ) September 21, 2021 This summer, kids across the […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Yesterday, President Biden announced a coordinated, interagency effort to address extreme heat threatening lives across the nation. After a summer of extreme temperatures, deadly heat domes, and raging wildfires, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services; Homeland Security; and Agriculture; the EPA; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Hurricane Nicholas hit the Texas coast yesterday as a category 1 storm, bringing heavy rains and 75 mph winds. Rapidly intensifying from a tropical storm to a hurricane before making landfall, Nicholas gained 35 mph in wind speeds in a single day. There have been six Atlantic hurricanes so […]
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