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NAF Misawa Pamphlet for Typhoon Preparedness

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

Transcripts - NAF Misawa Pamphlet for Typhoon Preparedness

  • 1. NAFM Japan Apr 2012 GENERALEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Typhoons threaten Japan frequently, especially between 1 June and 30 Nov (the “Typhoon Season”). Misawa Air Base is a high-confidence area because most buildings on the island are designed to withstand high winds. Occasionally slight damage occurs, usually caused by NAVY MISAWA windblown debris. The single most important safety factor is to REMAIN INDOORS, especially when mandatory. The storm will likely pass in a day or two. During severe storms, utilities such as electric power, running water and phone lines may be interrupted. It may take a few days to restore them. Obviously this will make cooking, bathing, communicating with others, and sanitation more difficult. Would you and your family be prepared to cope with a typhoon-related emergency until help arrives? Advanced planning will make the difference between comfortably weathering the storm versus spending a few days’ hungry, thirsty, bored, and in the dark. Here are some recommendations to help you be prepared: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PAMPHLET PREPARE YOUR KIT 1. When a typhoon threatens, you may not have time to shop or search for supplies. Gathering supplies in advance will help you and your family endures home confinement, or TYPHOONS an evacuation. Review the list of supplies below, gather and store your supplies, and place supplies you’d need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container such as a large duffel bag, large camping backpack, and large, covered containers on wheels. Plan on four days. KIT ITEMS: Here are some basics you should stock for your home: Bottled Drinking Water: - Avoid containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. - Generally, store one gallon of water per person per day. Keep in mind that an active person needs at least two quarts of water each day. Hot weather and intense physical activity can double the amount needed. Children, nursing mothers, and the elderly will need more. - In an easy-to-carry-container, keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person’s food preparation. - Change your stored water every 6 moths to keep it fresh. Fill the bathtub with water For flushing toilets, washing. Tools and Supplies - Mess kits, or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils - Battery-operated radio and extra batteries. Replace batteries yearly. - Flashlight and extra batteries. Replace batteries yearly. - Cash or traveler’s checks, and some change - Manual can-opener, utility knife - Fire extinguisher: small canister (ABC type) - Pliers
  • 2. NAFM Japan Apr 2012- Masking or duct tape - Tubs of petroleum jelly or other lubricant- Candles- Matches in a zip-lock, waterproof bag Sanitation- Aluminum foil- Plastic storage containers - Toilette Paper, towelettes- Signal or traffic flares - Soap, liquid detergent- Paper, pencil - Feminine supplies- Needles, thread - Personal hygiene items- Medicine dropper - Plastic garbage bags with ties (for personal sanitation use)- Whistle - Plastic bucket with a tight lid- Plastic sheeting - Disinfectant- Map(s) of the area(s). - Household chlorine bleachFoods Clothing and Bedding (update clothing every 6 months or when seasons change)- Nonperishable foods. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, - One complete change of clothing and footwear per personand little or no water. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. - Sturdy shoes or work boots- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables - Rain gear- Replace your stored food every 6 months. - Blankets or sleeping bag- Turn refrigerator thermostat to high prior to extend perishable food life if power outages - Hat and glovesoccur. - Thermal underwear- Sterno to heat food. - SunglassesFirst Aid Kit Special Items: Remember family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons (reevaluate every 3 months):Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes- Assorted sizes of safety pins For Baby- Cleaning agent/soap- Latex gloves - Formula- Sunscreen - Diapers & wipes- 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6) - Bottles- 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6) - Powdered milk- Triangular bandages - Medications (infant’s Tylenol)- Non-prescription drugs (replace items every 6 months)- Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever For Adults (ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription- Anti-diarrhea medication medications)- Antacid (for upset stomach)- Syrup of Ipecac (used to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center) - Heart and high blood pressure medication- Laxative - Insulin- Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center) - Prescription drugs- 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls) - Denture needs- 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls) - Contact lenses and supplies- Scissors - Extra eyeglasses- Tweezers- Needles Entertainment: Games, toys, books- Moistened towelettes- Antiseptic Important Family Documents (in a waterproof, portable container):- Thermometer- Tongue blades (2) - Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks, bonds
  • 3. NAFM Japan Apr 2012 - Passports, social security cards, immunization records averaged over a one-minute period (Note: sudden temporary increases of wind speeds are - Bank account numbers called gusts and may be of substantially greater speed; i.e., maximum sustained winds of 60 - Credit card numbers and companies knots may include gusts of 85 knots). - Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers - Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates) DESTRUCTIVE WINDS: Any surface wind of 50 knots or greater, sustained or gusts. - Store in a convenient place known to all family members Extensive damage to structures and facilities are likely. 2. Conduct disaster drills. LOCAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH AREA: A geographical area within which a significant percentage of tropical cyclones might reasonably be expected to eventually 3. Get first aid and fire extinguisher training. threaten the local area. 4. Plan your actions for each Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR). See LOCAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH SEASON: The tropical cyclone watch season is from 1 June to 30 November. the explanations for each TCCOR under TYPHOON RELATED TERMS. TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITIONS OF READINESS (TCCOR): Forecasts of tropical cyclone tracks are used to determine tropical cyclone conditions of readiness (COR). Each COR correlates to official instructions to be followed by all activities and sofa-status TYPHOON RELATED TERMS personnel. Conditions of readiness are based on current and projected weather conditions and are issued by service commanders. Occasionally the condition of readiness set for NavalJOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER (JTWC): The JTWC issues tropical cyclone activities on Misawa Air Base (MAB) may be different than that reported by AFN. All Navalwarnings for the entire USPACOM area, including both the northern and southern activities and departments will be notified of the current Navy condition of readiness andhemispheres. The web site offers real-time typhoon-tracking information: changes as they occur. TCCOR-4: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 72 hours, normal CYCLONE: A closed atmospheric circulation rotating about an area of low pressure activities unaffected. Preparatory actions include reviewing current instructions, directives,(counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere). and/or checklists.TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC): A non-frontal low-pressure system of sufficient scale TCCOR-3: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 48 hours. Initiate adeveloping over tropical or sub-tropical waters. general clean up. Secure all loose debris. Double check typhoon supplies.TROPICAL DISTURBANCE: A system of apparent organized convection, generally 100 to (TCCOR-2: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 24 hours. Secure300 miles in diameter, originating in the tropics or subtropics and having maintained its your quarters. Report for normal duty hours; anticipate recall if after working hours. Finish allidentity for 24 hours or more. preparations for the storm. Sandbag doors, store water, recheck outside areas, stuff rags in openings, tape door jams, etc. Do not tape across windows, but try to cover all windows toTROPICAL DEPRESSION: A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind prevent flying, shattered glass. Close all windows and doors; recent studies have shown that(one-minute mean) is 33 knots or less. we should NOT open lees-side windows.TROPICAL STORM: A warm-core tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITION OF READINESS ONE (TCCOR-1): Destructive windswind (one-minute mean) ranges from 34 to 63 knots inclusive. of 50 knots or greater are occurring or are anticipated within 12 hours. TCCOR 1 consists of the alert levels below. The entire area of responsibility will be under the same alert level.TYPHOON/HURRICANE: A warm-core tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained DOD schools are closed. Departments may begin securing nonessential personnel.surface wind (one-minute mean) ranges from 64 to 129 knots inclusive. In the NorthernHemisphere, west of 180 degrees longitude, they are called typhoons; east of 180 degrees a) TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITION OF READINESS ONE-CAUTIONlongitude, they are called hurricanes; in the Indian Ocean they are called cyclones. (TCCOR-1C): Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 12 hours; actual winds, including gusts, are 34-49 knots. All outside activities exceptSUPER TYPHOON: A typhoon in which the maximum sustained surface wind (one-minute those in direct support of critical military or civil missions will be discontinued. Allmean) is 130 knots or greater. personnel except those standing typhoon watches will be secured to quarters. Expect announcements over AFN radio and television.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS: Highest surface wind speed of a cyclone
  • 4. NAFM Japan Apr 2012 AND For a one-stop-shop for typhoon related info, visit the web site at: “All expectant mothers who are within 39 to 40 weeks gestation are advised to Naval Air Facility Misawa: report to the MAB Clinic. Please check in at the Information Desk. You will be residing in the hospital during the emergency phase of the storm. Bring all prescription medications, personal toilet articles, a pillow, a change of clothing, at not more than $20 for meals. If you bring a radio, it must have earphones.” Japan Meteorological Agency: b) TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITION OF READINESS ONE-EMERGENCY (TCCOR-1E): Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are occurring. All outside activities are prohibited. All personnel will remain indoors. Military personnel will remain fit for duty. Monitor AFN TV or radio for weather updates and changes in conditions of readiness. DO NOT BE CONFUSED BY NICE WEATHER. NICE WEATHER DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THE STORM HAS SUMMARY: PASSED; YOU MAY BE IN THE EYE OF THE STORM. With a little advanced planning, you and your family will remain safe, comfortable, and dry.TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITION OF READINESS ONE-RECOVERY (TCCOR-1R): Military members must remember to remain fit for duty and keep in contact with theirDestructive winds of 50 knots or greater are no longer being experienced; however, winds of departments. Remember to stay inside. If typhoon conditions effect time off from regular34-49 knots, including gusts, are still occurring. Selected personnel will survey designated duties/normal working hours, try to enjoy your brief vacation.areas to assess damage and identify hazards. In the event that evacuation to a shelter becomes necessary, know the location of NGISTROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITION OF READINESS STORM WATCH (TCCOR-SW): Building 520, and from there expect escorts to a shelter.Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are no longer being experienced; however, winds of34-49 knots, including gusts, are still occurring. Winds are strong and hazards such asdowned power lines and damaged buildings and trees may be present. Military personnel willreport for duty within one hour if during normal duty hours. Civilian employees will report forwork within two hours unless three and one half-hours or less remain on the employee’s shift.Dependents will remain indoors.TCCOR-AC: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are no longer being experienced;however, winds of 34-49 knots, including gusts, are still occurring. All tropical cyclone dangerhas passed. Be alert for possible damage hazards. U.S. Naval installations return toTCCOR-4. TYPHOON/EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERSFire / Medical / Police: 911 (on-base) 0176-53-1911 (off base)NAFM Security: 226-4415 (on base) 0176-77-4415 (Calling from off base)35th SFS Law Enforcement Desk: 226-4358 (on base) 0176-77-4358 (Calling from off base)Japanese Police: 119 (off-base)Misawa Air Base Operator: 0 (on base) 0176-77-1110 (Calling from off base)Weather Information: 226-4930 INFORMATION

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