Staying Safe from Torrential Rain

What is torrential rain? Torrential rain refers to a large amount of rain that falls in a narrow area over several hours due to the stagnation of the rainy season front or the approach of a typhoon. Such localized heavy rains in Japan, where there are many steep mountains and rapids, cause river flooding and landslides, and there is a risk of flood damage such as flooding of buildings and flooding of roads. Watch out for manholes on flooded roads! Torrential rains cause damage such as inundation of urban areas, underground spaces such as subways and underground malls, and disruption of traffic functions. On the road, if a large amount of rainwater flows into the sewer pipe, the lid of the manhole may rise and come off, so you should never walk on a flooded road to prevent falling. Underground and semi-underground may risk escaping In the basement or semi-underground, the doors will not open due to flooding water pressure, and there is a risk of delaying escape. When lightning strikes, reinforced concrete buildings, cars (*), buses, trains, etc. are relatively safe spaces. * Open cars are not allowed Should I not use boots during a flood evacuation? When you evacuate while walking underwater, you should wear athletic shoes because the boots can get into the water and take off easily. Athletic shoes that can be tightened with laces or trekking shoes are easy to walk. How to escape when a car is submerged In case the door or window glass…
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Staying Safe from Torrential Rain
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Staying Safe from Torrential Rain

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