Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture, Japan, launched a disaster prevention administrative broadcast to deliver disaster information to residents in a timely manner. The speaker placed on the roof of the City Hall was the voice of Mayor Toshio Suzuki. He said: "Disaster prevention radio equipment has been completed and will be put into use." So far, the disaster prevention broadcasting system of Yuzawa City has been operating in the Minose area. But it has been redesigned as a digital system, and the scope has been extended to the entire city.
The flooding of rivers and heavy rains caused increasing disaster risks such as silt disasters. The construction of this facility cost more than 700 million yen, with the purpose of disseminating information widely and quickly to citizens. In addition to installing 144 speakers throughout the city, 280 speakers were distributed to facilities requiring indoor speakers. Mr. Yasushi Takahashi, head of the General Affairs Section of Yuzawa City, said: “Yuzawa City has many designated disaster warning areas related to sediment. If heavy rain occurs, we hope to use the information methods of the disaster prevention administrative broadcasting station as soon as possible.” Yuzawa City will Use the radio station of the Disaster Prevention Administration to send earthquake warning, weather warning, pest information and missing persons information.