This plan was created in 1964 by the Sendai Disaster Prevention Council, which was established based on the Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act in Japan. It has continued to be revised based on estimations of damage in Sendai and changes to Japanese laws, with 6 complete revisions and 6 partial revisions being carried out before the Great East Japan Earthquake. In recent years, the plan has been revised based on the problems encountered in the Great East Japan Earthquake, with the plan concerning earthquakes and tsunamis being revised in March 2013, and the plan concerning wind and flood damage, and nuclear power being revised in February 2014. Furthermore, parts of the guidelines (designating emergency evacuation centers, etc.) were amended in 2015 based on the amendment of the Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act in 2014, the heavy snow in February of the same year, and the large scale landslides in Hiroshima City in August. Some of the contents were further changed in June 2016 based on the heavy rainfall in the Kanto and Tohoku regions in September 2015.
The Sendai Disaster Prevention Council is made up of specified governmental and local public agencies and public organizations. However, as the organization of evacuation centers became an issue during the earthquake, multi-stakeholder representatives from local and citizen groups in the local area who work in the areas of welfare, gender equality and international exchange became new members in 2012, and are making their voices heard.
For information about the Sendai regional disaster prevention plan, see “Efforts for Making Sendai a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City – Human Capacity Building – Sendai Regional Disaster Prevention Plan.”
Revisions of the Sendai Regional Disaster Prevention Plan
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