[Evacuation Route Research Institute] The Case of the Omagarihama Childcare Center in Higashimatsushima (Part 1)

Heading for Higher Ground

Gathering clues to find the route for tomorrow.
Ms. Shizuka Dodo took care of the class for two and three year old children at the Omagarihama Childcare Center in Higashimatsushima.
When the earthquake occurred, the children were taking a nap in the hall. As I was told, I put the remaining children in the car and headed for Omagari Elementary School. However, as the road was jammed with cars full of people evacuating, traffic inched along very slowly. So we abandoned the car along the way and headed for the elementary school.
Looking back on the journey to the elementary school - a journey made amid great anxiety and confusion. (to Part 2)


“Evacuation Route Research Institute (Keiro Kenkyusho)”
“Evacuation Route Research Institute (Keiro Kenkyusho)” is a series that focuses on how people spent the time from the tremor to the arrival of the tsunami on March 11. By establishing the time they reached higher ground and the time they were rescued, the series studies the evacuation routes of people who survived the tsunami.