Typhoon No.19 Hagibis has developed into a strong force, and has a higher risk of approaching and landing in Kanto area this weekend.
The last time Typhoon No. 15 passed through the Kanto region, a large-scale blackout occurred mainly in Chiba Prefecture, which had a major impact on everyones lifestyle and livelihood.
Prolonged power outages can cause significant damage to your life, so it is safe to take measures in advance, including knowing what you can do now to prepare.
Please try to secure power by storing dry batteries and making sure all your mobile phones, computers, tabets are fully charged. It is safer to have a radio that can be recharged manualy.
If your smartphone battery runs out, you will lose important information and communication sources.
Also, if you have a small generator in preparation for prolonged power outages, you can save yourself by checking the operation if it’s ready for use.
Securing electric lights
Typhoon No. 19 is expected to have reached the center of the current forecast circle.
If a power failure occurs after the sun goes down, the surroundings are dark and very dangerous. Prepare a lantern or flashlight.
Preparation of drinking water and domestic water
In apartments, etc., water may be supplied by a pump, and there is a risk of water loss due to a power outage.
It is safe to prepare mineral water for a few days for beverages, or to secure water in a bucket or a bathtub for daily use such as using the toilet or for bathing.
After Typhoon No. 19 passes, cold air will flow into the sky, and in the morning and evening the temperature is expected to drop to around 15 ° C in the Kanto region.
The fact that there is enough damage to cause a power outage can mean that the buildings may also be damaged at the same time.
As a measure against the cold, it is recommended that you prepare a blanket or a quilt or put out a long-sleeved jacket such as a hoodie.
Avoid opening the refrigerator during power outage as much as possible
Although the refrigerator can keep cold for 2-3 hours even after a power failure, it is said that the temperature inside looses 1 ° C just by opening the door for 10 seconds.
Although the temperature is getting colder, if a power outage occurs to keep it cool, try not to open the refrigerator as much as possible.
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