Writer sharing experience during Typhoon Hagibis.
Lets do our part to help or donate to the unfortunates regardless of race and religion.
May our deeds accepted and be rewarded.
Last week Japan experienced the strongest storm to hit Japan for more than six decades, said meteoroligists,
Typhoon Hagibis. Hagibis, means “speed” in Tagalog (Phillipine language), had forced the cancellation of more
than 1000 flights, affected the shinkansen bullet train and other JR train services, and also many major events
which were supposed to be held in the long weekend. Stores, supermarkets, and institutions were temporary
closed on the day typhoon hit.
Picture below shows supermarket that were closed due to the typhoon. They also put sand bag for flood protection.
Not only the very strong wind, Hagibis typhoon brought record rainfall to wide areas and causing banks overflowed
which triggered flood in some areas. Until today, 2 days after typhoon hit Japan, at least 60 dead and another 13 are still missing.
Japanese government are still working to rescue stranded residents. Let’s pray for the speedy progress in rescue efforts
and recovery also reconstruction operations after the typhoon.
Laa Hawla wala quwwata illa billah, There is no might or power EXCEPT with ALLAH, The Most High, The Supreme [in Glory]).
Typhoon Hagibis might be one of the biggest natural disaster occured in Japan. Not only typhoon, Japan has
experienced countless earthquakes, and other types of disaster. Japan is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters
because of its climate and topography. This is why Japanese government put big effort on the implementation of
disaster prevention administration system. Each year on September 1 is commerated as “Disaster Prevention Day”
as a means of disseminating disaster prevention knowledge and raising public awareness. These efforts have dramatically
reduced the number of people who die or missing as the result of natural disasters.
We can see how the efforts of disaster prevention system did minimize the damage of natural disaster from typhoon Hagibis
experience last week. Since 5 days before Typhoon hit the mainland, Japan’s Government had broadcasted what to do before
the typhoon came through all of TV channels, radio, and other media. Those efforts are to supply food and clean water,
prepare emergency foods, keep flashlights, candles, and battery-powered radios within easy reach, secure veranda from things,
and tape “a big X” on windows to reduce damage from the strong winds. 24 hours before typhoon came, each city government
broadcasted evacuation location frequently through city speaker and latest condition via emergency alert on cellphone so that
every one who needs to evacuate can follow the instructions and able to evacuate calmly.
I really admire this Japan’s disaster prevention system because not only minimize the damages, but also make such relief for
its citizens. Hopefully by experiencing the typhoon Hagibis and the efforts made to minimize its damage, someday I can participate
to make my homecountry’s disaster prevention system becomes better.
●Post by Eka Widya Lubis●