- no.7, pp.228-233, 1997-11
The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster caused an LPG leak incident at a plant in Higashinada ward, Kobe city. Kobe municipal authorities announced evacuation recommendation to 72,000 inhabitants. A questionnaire was conducted to know when, where and how the inhabitants received the information of evacuation recommendation. Results of the questionnaire are as follows : ・In the day the evacuation order was announced, 9.9% of inhabitants in the recommendation area concerned did not receive the information of the recommendation. ・The farther from the plant where the incident happened, the more lately inhabitants received the information of the recommendation. ・Though about 80% of people who received the information of the recommendation become aware of the cause of it, many of them didn't know the further information.