8.Fire prevention ・Electric appliances

Electricity is crucial for daily life, but it can start fires when an earthquake strikes.

●Never place a container with water such as a flower vase or water tank near a household electric appliance. Spilt water on a plug in a socket is likely to cause a fire.
●An electrical appliance that topples during an earthquake may switch on. This can lead to a fire when the electricity supply recovers after the quake. Check for gas leaks and toppled appliances before switching on your electrical breaker.