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Local community activities for disaster reduction in regard to the 2011 tsunami


Geographia Polonica Vol. 87 No. 3 (2014)


Haruyama, Shigeko ; Taresawa, Yuji



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działania społeczne ; tsunami ; redukcja zniszczeń ; Japonia


Disaster mitigation is among the most important issues the world is faced with. However, good governanceat the time of mitigation needs to be combined with the presentation and analysis of scientific results withthe real aim of making future activity more effective. In this study, we have analyzed factors included amongthe non-structural measures taken against the disaster. The differences between social activites are relatedto disaster mitigation in respect of the 2011 mega-tsunami. A questionnaire survey of social activities servingevacuation and disaster prevention in the southern part of the huge area of lowland in the Abukuma riverbasin was carried out, and differences were found between local community-level risk communication systemson each coastal landform and land use changes following the Great Eastern Japanese Earthquake and tsunamiof 2011. The leadership of local community activities, presence of an evacuation system and repeated evacuationdrill, knowledge sharing for prevention, good governance, hazard mapping in the local community andadequate risk communication were all found to play useful key roles in risk reduction as regards the tsunami.


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