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The Damages caused by The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and Actions taken by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries-Emergency Relief Supplies (Charcoal, etc.)

Current situation of emergency relief supplies (charcoal, etc.)

1. Summary

Responding to the outbreak of the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Forestry Agency has requested related organizations to establish delivery systems of charcoal, coal briquette etc. and provided them by request from disaster-stricken prefectures.
The items which MAFF has provided are as follows:

 

2.Contents of Assistance

21 tons of charcoal and 1200 sets of portable cooking stoves for charcoal (“shichirin” in Japanese) have been delivered by March 24.

 

Ishinomaki City: delivered on March 17

    Charcoal (5 tons)
    Portable cooking stoves for charcoal (150 sets)

Kesennuma City: delivered on March 17

    Charcoal (5 tons)
   Portable cooking stoves for charcoal (150 sets)

Sendai City: delivered on March 22 and 23

    Charcoal (10 tons)
   Portable cooking stoves for charcoal (600 sets)

Kitakata City: delivered on March 22

    Charcoal (1 ton)
   Portable cooking stoves for charcoal (300 sets)
 

 

            Next Plan

Miyagi Prefecture: to be dispatched on March 25.

    Charcoal (5 tons)
   Portable cooking stoves for charcoal (100 sets)

3. Available Supplies

     At this moment, 404 tons of charcoal and 750 sets of portable cooking stoves for charcoal are available.

 

4. Others

      It is required to read the manual below carefully for proper use of the portable cooking stove. It should be ventilated when using the stove inside the room.

(Manual)

     Precaution for use of portable cooking stove for charcoal
 

     “Open a window to let fresh air in
     1. Control fire power and duration by ventilation hole
     2. Ignite charcoal outdoors with ventilation hole fully opened.
         Please bring the stove indoors after charcoal is sufficiently ignited.
     3. Open window to let fresh air in 2 to 3 times every hour while the stove is in use.
     4. More carbon monoxide may be generated if a stove is used with ventilation hole closed. Be sure to open a window to change air.
     5. Put the stove in a safe place outdoors before going to bed.
     6. Do not put the stove directly on anything flammable, such as tatami and carpet because bottom part of the stove gets quite hot.
     7. Use cotton work gloves when holding and moving the stove. Do not use gloves of chemical fibers or rubber.
     8. Do not use the stove in poorly-ventilated places, such as a closed room and in a car.
     9. Check regularly the condition of the stove. Replace the stove and/or its part if they are worn-out.

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