Japan is said to be hit by a huge typhoon this weekend up to this week and it has already causing damages in Okinawa on Friday. September is usually the peak for typhoons as the change in season and the difference in temperature and pressure.
If you're living in Japan you have to make sure you prepare emergency bag and emergency food to be prepared for evacuation or electricity and water cut during the disasters ( earthquakes, typhoon, flood and etc). If you don't know what to prepare, worry not because we're here to help you prepare!
1. Halal Emergency Food - Rice
The first thing you need to always store is instant rice because most probably you can't cook during electricity and water cut. Onisi is one of the Halal Emergency Food brand you can find in Japan and not only they have normal Japanese emergency food but they also have Nasi Goreng and Briyani! Best is it is Halal-certified! It is slightly expensive but you can store it for years.
2. Halal Emergency Food - Bread
Other than rice, we recommend you to keep this bread in a can at home. Not only you can snack on it but it can last up to 5 years! And it does not require any additional step and you can have it as is so it is perfect to be kept as emergency food. This bread in a can is also Halal certified!
3. Portable Light, Battery and Radio
During electric cut or emergency disasters, you need to have a radio to receive the latest information and evacuation notice etc. We recommend you getting a radio that is multi-function, for example this radio that have a torchlight and even can charge your phone during emergency!
4. Portable Toilet
Coming from a country with not much disaster this might be the last thing you will prepare but we highly recommend it to have it store in your house for emergency. When there's water and electric disruption, you can't use the toilet and it will smell. By having this you can dispose it easily with no smell and you can store it up to 15 years!
5. Emergency Helmet
One of the most not prepared disaster prevention goods is the emergency helmet. Although it is slightly expensive, but it is important as you need them if you're at a landslide-prone area or just in case for major earthquake disasters. Normal helmet will usually take up place but we recommend this one as you can fold and put it in an a4 size box
6. Emergency Bagpack
Compiling all disaster prevention goods one by one can be a hassle. We highly recommend you to buy a basic prevention bag and add on the goods based on your needs. Here's one you can get to start off! We also recommend you to add on some spare clothes and important documents just in case if you need to evacuate during emergencies!