Be careful of winter-related hazards
When going out during the winter, it is important to check on weather conditions (such as temperature, snowfall, accumulation, etc.) in order to avoid accidents.
Important points for driving in winter
Snow falling from roofs
When temperatures rise, there is a danger that the snow built up on rooftops can loosen and fall. If traveling on foot, please pay attention to your surroundings and avoid walking close to the bases of buildings.
When traveling to a ski area or to the mountains, be sure to check if there are avalanche warnings announced for the area. Also, if you see cracks in the slopes or fist-sized snowballs rolling down, these may be signs of an impending avalanche, so please leave the area as quickly as possible.
Landslides and rising water
Water from melting snow can seep into and loosen the ground leading to landslides, and can also flow into rivers and cause water levels to rise.
If you feel an area is unsafe, please keep away.
※ Depending on the scale of a disaster, there may be emergency evacuations, so please confirm your nearest evacuation shelter, prepare emergency supplies in advance, and double-check everything you would need in the event of an emergency.