tanslated from Japanese newsletter KOHO.
City Hall, schools and public facilities
◆City Hall and each area city hall
From March 16th, we will open the civic affairs section, tax payment section, health benefits section and Naruko city hall.
Other section openings will be decided based on the restoration situation.
As for the pending tax reporting, we will let you know when we start.
◆Kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, community centers and educational facilities
These facilities will be closed until they are deemed safe. Graduation ceremony schedules will be communicated from the individual schools.
All city events scheduled to occur before April 10th, will be cancelled or postponed. There will be further notification.
◆Public or registered daycares for kids
Available only in the mornings.
◆Children’s Hall and children’s center
Available from 7:30 to 19:00.
We are still in a difficult situation regarding contacting families and friends. Please use the telephone network bulletin boards or internet service.
NTT emergency messaging service: http://www.ntt-east.co.jp/saigai/news/index.html
Miyagi Police Missing Information: 0222212000
Osaki citizens’ hospital is available but will be crowded. As more electricity is restored, more hospitals will become available.
We are working on preparation.
◆Gas and others
It seems that the current shortage period will be a long one. Please conserve.
◆Disposable diapers, baby formula, and others
Please ask the disaster countermeasures office or each area city hall.
House damage certificates
Applications for house damage certificates can be submitted to the disaster countermeasures office for the Furukawa area, and in each area’s city hall for other areas.
◆To get Information
Information board is set up in front of the disaster countermeasures office and each area’s city hall. Also, our sister city, Tobetu Town has information on their website (cell phone friendly website).
At F-Plaza, the disaster volunteer center was set up. Please feel free to visit to offer help or if you need some help.
◆To prevent further incident
Watch out for fire, thieves and mis-information .
Since many aftershocks continue to occur, please take care of yourselves.
Osaki Emergency Disaster FM Radio (frequency: 79.4MH): Three times per day, 1PM, 3PM and 5PM. You can catch information in Osaki City.