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Knowledge Notes, Cluster 3: Emergency Response


The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) set up its emergency headquarters at 15:15 (about 30 minutes after the quake). Thanks to the dedicated service of well-trained and experienced government staff, prior agreements with private sector, and advance financial arrangements, the roads leading to towns on the affected coast were cleared in less than a week, a relatively short period.

Also, by March 15, all 14 ports were either entirely or partially usable and began accepting vessels delivering emergency supplies and fuel. By April 29, the entire Tohoku Shinkansen line was in operation, as were most of the other railways except for those along the coast. Water supply services were resumed for about 90 percent of residents within a month, while electric power was 90 percent restored within a week. 

Download the 6 Knowledge Notes on Emergency Response:

Mobilizing and Coordinating Expert Teams, Nongovernmental Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, and Vounteers

Knowledge Notes, Cluster 3: Emergency Response, Note 3-1 

Emergency Communication

Knowledge Notes, Cluster 3: Emergency Response, Note 3-2

Logistics Chain Management for Emergency Supplies

Knowledge Notes, Cluster 3: Emergency Response, Note 3-3

Supporting and Empowering Municipal Functions and Staff

Knowledge Notes, Cluster 3: Emergency Response, Note 3-4

Evacuation Center Management

Knowledge Notes, Cluster 3: Emergency Response, Note 3-5

Ensuring Protection in Response and Equity in Recovery

Knowledge Notes, Cluster 3: Emergency Response, Note 3-6

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