IREM International Members Recommend Strategies before and after Disasters: Recently, Devastating Earthquakes in Chile and Haiti Have Heightened the Awareness of Emergency Preparedness for Property Managers around the World. Based on Their Experiences, Some of Our International IREM Members Shared Their Thoughts

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IREM International Members Recommend Strategies before and after Disasters: Recently, Devastating Earthquakes in Chile and Haiti Have Heightened the Awareness of Emergency Preparedness for Property Managers around the World. Based on Their Experiences, Some of Our International IREM Members Shared Their Thoughts


JAPAN

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Japan is a very earthquake prone country, so being prepared for natural disasters is essential to property management. First, property owners should purchase earthquake insurance because fire insurance does not cover any damages caused by earthquakes. Earthquake insurance is the only tax deductible insurance for residential and commercial buildings. Secondly, property owners should only buy properties that meet the appropriate seismic standards. Though most buildings in Japan are generally earthquake-resistant, some of them were built before 1981 and were based upon old seismic standards. Finally, owners and managers need to periodically check the status of the property. Maintaining the property in good condition will prevent the property from any serious damages caused by any type of natural disasters.

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Shinya Uesaki, CPM [R], managing director of Tokyo Realtors KK

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CHILE

On February 29, 2010, a massive earthquake hit the cities of Concepcion and Santiago, Chile. All the formal emergency systems failed, so there was no alarm issued for the later tsunamis that demolished the remains of the villages. After a quake you should cut off gas and water, stop elevators, air conditioning, and check electrical wiring. It is important to do a thorough review of the whole building in order to declare it safe or evacuate it. Remember that tsunamis are not the only events to come after large quakes, but also hundreds of aftershocks, some of which can be similar in magnitude to the initial quake. An immediate inspection should be performed, but further and detailed ones should be left to the experts. …

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