Tsunami evacuation tower at Nakano 5-chome
at Okada Elementary
Sendai Tobu Road evacuation stairs
In areas which may be flooded by a tsunami, we are constructing 13 evacuation facilities in total including six towers, and five buildings with fire station, and two sets of outdoor evacuation stairs for existing elementary and junior high schools.
The evacuation tower at Nakano 5-chome is a two-story steel framed structure over six meters above ground, allowing 300 people to evacuate at any given time. All the facilities are scheduled to be completed by the end of FY 2016.
With the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, we are offering various emergency services that include preparing indoor spaces to protect evacuees from cold weather and hypothermia as well as installing slopes for wheelchairs and strollers to provide easy access for the elderly and those with walking disabilities. We have stockpiled electric generators, blankets, water, foodstuffs, portable toilets, etc. with the expectation that evacuees would stay at the evacuation centers for around 24 hours.
Sendai City has concluded an “Agreement for use of temporary tsunami evacuation shelters” with the private sector. East Nippon Expressway Company Limited has constructed evacuation stairs at five locations providing access to Sendai Tobu Road.
InquiriesDisaster Prevention Planning Section,
Crisis Management Department
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