Journal of the Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering
Online ISSN : 2187-4654
Print ISSN : 0286-8385
ISSN-L : 0286-8385
Introduction of a small-scale community broadcasting FM as a means of dissemination of information during disasters
Yoji ChidaOkichika Kurokawa
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2006 Volume 59 Issue 2 Pages 55-58

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A variety of sabo facilities have already been and will be built to reduce sediment related disasters. And also it is said that the establishment of a warning and evacuation system that is called nonstructural measure, is very important to mitigate disasters. In this case, dissemination of information is one of the important things. In 2003, Hokuriku region was damaged severely by floods of heavy rain accompanying typhoon and by an earthquake. It was reported that a small-scale community broadcasting FM played an important role in dissemination of information during the disaster. The effectiveness and application of the measure in Sabo field are given in this paper.

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