About "designated urgent evacuation sites" and "designated refuge"
Conventionally, place to protect life from danger of urgent disaster and place to take shelter were not necessarily distinguished definitely and contributed to damage expansion by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Therefore, Disaster Laws was revised, and it was established that we appointed "designated urgent evacuation sites" to escape from danger of urgent disaster and "designated refuge" to take shelter. We confirm evacuation sites, refuge course, refuge beforehand and will possess at the time of disaster.
Designated urgent evacuation sites
"Designated urgent evacuation sites"
appoints every kind of disaster about (flood, landslide, mud flood and landslide, high tides, earthquake) at place to escape from danger of urgent disaster (we serve as designated refuge). In Yokohama-shi, we choose from evacuation shelter appointed as designated refuge. In addition, "tsunami" examines "large-scale fire" sequentially.
About establishment of designated urgent evacuation sites
When evacuation warning is announced by administration, designated urgent evacuation sites is established at the time of disaster. Even if the disaster is caused by disaster scale, the situation about establishment to judge, all evacuation sites may not be established.
In addition, as well as designation place, we may establish public facilities such as district center or community care plaza, Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Associations building as evacuation sites. When we evacuate, let's confirm administrative (city homepage, Yokohama-shi disaster prevention information E-mail, public information vehicle) given refuge information.
Yokohama-shi disaster prevention information E-mail
You can look at designated urgent evacuation sites of each ward when you click the ward name in map.
Designated urgent evacuation sites of each ward
"Designated refuge" is place taking shelter in cases that were not able to live in home by disaster. We appoint 458 places such as elementary and junior high schools in the city that is evacuation shelter as "designated refuge" in Yokohama-shi. We will confirm evacuation shelter of neighborhood in disaster prevention map noisily.
List of evacuation shelter
We map disaster prevention with respect noisily
About establishment of designated refuge (evacuation shelter)
When seismic intensity a little over five or more are observed in one place in Yokohama city limits, designated refuge (evacuation shelter) is established. About administration, we perform by "the evacuation shelter governing board" constructed at area, school, ward office.
Detailed page about evacuation shelter
About name of evacuation shelter
Name "evacuation shelter" is publicized to all of you widely as place that takes shelter since before Disaster Laws was revised. Although we appoint designated refuge as above in Yokohama-shi, we will continue name "evacuation shelter" in future and use.
Figure of image at the time of refuge
Figure of image at the time of refuge (PDF 250KB)