Disaster Evacuation Center
In the city, public facilities such as schools and public halls are designated as evacuation centers. Check the location of your nearest evacuation shelter in case of emergency and ensure you know the route in advance.
In the event of a major disaster, public halls will be opened up immediately as primary evacuation centers. Each public hall has emergency radio facilities, emergency power generators, stoves, blankets, food and drinking water. In the event of a disaster, you will be able to stay at the evacuation center for several days.
When an evacuation advisory order is issued or when primary evacuation centers are full, secondary evacuation centers will be established as required in accordance with the scale and location of the disaster.
Public information will be given out in affected areas via official city vehicles and the fire brigade. City officials and fire brigade members will make door-to-door visits to keep you updated as required.
Information on the designation of welfare evacuation centers
On January 30, 2017 an “Agreement on the establishment of welfare evacuation centers in the event of a disaster” was signed with six social welfare corporations for the operation of social welfare facilities in Odate. 16 facilities have been designated as welfare evacuation shelters.
A welfare center is a facility for taking in those in need of special attention who may find it difficult at a general evacuation center (such as the elderly or those with physical disabilities), along with their families.
To establish a welfare center, the city first checks demand for such a facility and then requests that it be established. These centers are not available for use by direct evacuees.