Emergency fax to Deaf persons sent 5 hours later at the time of landslide disaster in Hiroshima

September 6, 2014

The first evacuation call was issued to avoid the landslide disaster in Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture around 4:30 in the morning on August 20.

However, the emergency disaster fax for the Deaf was sent at around 9:00am about 5 hours later. It was because the persons in charge was sleeping and did not notice the emergency call.

Although there was no Deaf person was injured or killed, the city officials admitted that correspondence was overdue, and explained and apologized for the circumstances to two organizations of the Deaf in the city September 5.


Japanese sources:
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/west/west_affairs/news/140906/waf14090606000004-n1.htm

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140906/k10014402041000.html

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20140906-OYT1T50068.html

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