Sendai City has designated the following places as refuge areas. Check your nearest refuge area and evacuation rout from your house in advance. Sendai City does not specify your refuge area by where you reside in (e.g. “people who live in A area must evacuate to the refuge area B). Therefore, each household should discuss with family members which refuge area they want to go to when a disaster occurs.
1. Designated Refuge Areas (Evacuation Centers)
Designated Refuge Areas (Evacuation Centers) must be facilities with buildings and open spaces such as for evacuation. Municipal elementary, junior high, and high schools are designated refuge areas.
2. Temporary Local Refuge Areas
Temporary Local Refuge Areas are designated in areas where it is difficult to secure as is designated refuge areas. Relatively large parks are designated as Temporary Local Refuge Areas.
3. Extensive Refuge Areas
Extensive Refuge Areas are refuge areas in the case where people can not stay in the designated refuge areas due to wide spreading fires or Tsunami. Large parks and fields are designated as Extensive Refuge Areas.
4. Evacuation Centers for Persons with Disabilities
Evacuation Centers for Persons with Disabilities are secondary evacuation centers that take in persons who require special care at the time of a disaster, such as the elderly and persons with disabilities who have trouble living at Designated Refuge Areas (Evacuation Centers). (Updated in March 2015)
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