Hi, my name is Mike and I'm from Canada and this is for elllo.org. The topic today is ... Are you prepared for a natural disaster?
And, no, I'm not prepared for a natural disaster and truthfully I don't think anyone's prepared for a natural disaster. There are obviously steps you can take to be ready. For earthquakes you can have an earthquake preparedness kit, you know, full of water and supplies that are not going to go bad in case you are trapped in an earthquake and you need to survive. There's an escape route in every city that you can know, and especially if you live in Japan, there are earthquakes all the time, so it's something that you have to be aware of, but back to the topic, I don't think that anybody ever quite prepared for a natural disaster and although you talk about it and prepare for it, you really don't know what to do when a natural disaster actually occurs and it's actually quite devastating.