Translation from Japanese newsletter, KOHO.
Osaki Newsletter (Koho)
Osaki City Disaster Countermeasures Office
Water supply was restored by 15th in Furukawa area. In Nakuko and Iwadeyama areas, supply from the Water Distribution Facility was restarted, but the supply is not stable, for the electricity or water source situation. In Matsuyama, Sanbongi, Kashimadai and Tajiri areas, the restoration will hopefully be completed in some areas on the 18th at the earliest, but as late as the 28th in the other areas. There will be temporary water service at Matsuyama city hall, Sanbongi city hall, Kashimadai Kamata Kinen Hall and Tajiri city hall, from 7AM to 9PM.
Since March 13th, electricity restoration in Furukawa area has begun. The restoration procedure needs safety confirmation, so expect slow progress. Also, generating stations got damaged, so complete restoration will take time.
Natural gas supply is available.
In front of North Meeting Room of Osaki City Hall, 10 satellite phones have been set up for free public use.
In front of Osaki City Hall (main building), NTT Docomo has been offering free cell phone charging.
Shidabashi (between Furukawa & Matsuyama), Tsukanome-riku-bashi
City buses (Shimin bus) won’t be operating until march 18th. Other forms of public transportation either won’t be operating or will be operating on irregular timetables.
Collection started on March 14th. As for recyclable garbage, collection started except in the Furukawa and Sanbongi areas.
◆Rubble (except air-conditioners, TVs, washing machines, dryers, fridges and PCs )
Please bring to the following sites:
Furukawa: Ex-prefecture office site in Furukawa Ekimae 2 chome (behind NTT building)
Matsuyama: Ekimae Ex-municipal house site, KAIYO center
Kashimadai: Ex Kashimadai Shogyo high school site
Sanbongi: Koori 推路山内
Iwadeyama, Naruko and Tajiri: (to be determined)
◆Human waste disposal
Emergency collection only (probably means if your septic tank is full, only).
Without electricity, system can’t work. Please conserve water.
Furukawa , Matsuyama and Sanbongi crematoriums are available.
Osaki Emergency Disaster FM Radio (frequency: 79.4MH): Three times per day, 1PM, 3PM and 5PM. You can catch information in Osaki City.