SOCIAL EXPERIMENT FOR MY-TIMELINE DEVELOPMENT TO IMPROVE RESIDENTS' AWARENESS OF FLOOD DISASTER PREVENTION

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Author(s)

    • SATOMURA Shingo
    • Shimodate River Office, Kanto Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
    • ITO Tetsuji
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ibaraki University
    • TOMIOKA Hideaki
    • River & Basin Information Project Department, Foundation of River & Basin Integrated Communications
    • AYUKAWA Kazufumi
    • River & Basin Information Project Department, Foundation of River & Basin Integrated Communications
    • SUTOU Junichi
    • River Improvement and Management Division, Water and Disaster Management Bureau, MLIT
    • ITOU Katsuo
    • Construction Division, Hitachi River and National Highway Office, Kanto Regional Development Bureau, MLIT
    • HIRAIDE Ryousuke
    • Wastewater and Sludge Management Division, Water Quality Control Department, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, MLIT
    • MIZOKAMI Hiroshi
    • Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Division, Mayor's Office, Joso City
    • SHIRAKAWA Naoki
    • Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba

Abstract

<p> Due to the Kanto-Tohoku torrential rain in September 2015, one-third of the area of Joso City was flooded, and numerous evacuation delays and isolations occurred. In view of this incident, the authors developed a planning process named My-TimeLine with the aim of achieving zero evacuation delays by allowing residents to grasp information, judgments, and actions necessary for evacuation and obtain evacuation methods suitable for their family composition and living environment. My-TimeLine was developed with the participation of a total of 165 Joso-City residents. The results of the questionnaire survey of the participating residents showed that the knowledge and preparedness for flood risks were shared in the process of the planning and that the residents themselves could organize and prepare their own specific disaster prevention actions for crisis management, such as evacuation, in advance.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of JSCE

    Journal of JSCE 8(1), 261-273, 2020

    Japan Society of Civil Engineers

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