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Designated urgent evacuation sites, designated refuge

Last update date September 10, 2020

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 stipulated that we appointed "designated urgent evacuation sites" to escape from danger of urgent disaster and "designated refuge" to take shelter. We confirm evacuation sites, evacuation course, refuge beforehand and will possess at the time of disaster.

Designated urgent evacuation sites

"Designated urgent evacuation sites" appoints every type 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 appointing as designated refuge.
In addition, disaster classification "tsunami" appoints according to the following designated standard about "large-scale fire".

"Tsunami:" Motoichi is tsunami refuge facilities ※We appoint evacuation shelter among facilities appointing to 1
"Large-scale fire:" Motoichi is evacuation area ※We appoint evacuation shelter appointing to 2
※1About tsunami refuge facilities
※2About evacuation area

About establishment of designated urgent evacuation sites

Even if disaster produces designated urgent evacuation sites to judge establishment by disaster scale, the situation, we may not open all evacuation sites.
In addition, as well as designated 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 evacuation information from administration (city homepage, Yokohama-shi disaster prevention information E-mail, public information vehicle).
Yokohama-shi disaster prevention information E-mail

Designated urgent evacuation sites of each ward

Tsurumi Ward
Kanagawa Ward
Nishi Ward
Naka Ward
Minami Ward
Konan Ward
Hodogaya Ward
Asahi Ward
Isogo Ward
Kanazawa Ward
Kohoku Ward
Midori Ward
Aoba Ward
Tsuzuki Ward  
Totsuka Ward
Sakae Ward
Izumi Ward
Seya Ward


Designated refuge

"Designated refuge" is place taking shelter in cases that have been not able to live in home by disaster. We appoint 459 such as elementary and junior high schools in the city that is evacuation shelter as "designated refuge" in Yokohama-shi. Or homepage of each ward is disaster prevention map noisily and will confirm evacuation shelter of neighborhood.
List of evacuation shelter (homepage of each ward)
Tsurumi Ward
Kanagawa Ward
Nishi Ward
Naka Ward
Minami Ward
Konan Ward
Hodogaya Ward
Asahi Ward
Isogo Ward
Kanazawa Ward
Kohoku Ward
Midori Ward
Aoba Ward
Tsuzuki Ward  
Totsuka Ward
Sakae Ward
Izumi Ward
Seya Ward
We map disaster prevention noisily (the outside site)

About establishment of designated refuge (evacuation shelter)

When higher than intensity 5 upper are observed in one place in Yokohama city limits, we establish designated refuge (evacuation shelter). About administration, we perform by "the evacuation shelter governing board" which consisted of area, school, ward office.
Detailed page about evacuation shelter

About name of evacuation shelter

We publicize name "evacuation shelter" 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 evacuation

Figure of image at the time of evacuation (flow)
Figure of image at the time of evacuation by disaster classification (flow)

Figure of image at the time of evacuation (PDF: 250KB)

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Telephone: 045-671-2011

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