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Making A Lantern Out Of Water

Courtesy of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Japan.

The Disaster Response Division of the Tokyo Police Department provides safety tips for disasters. They shared information on how to make a lantern using a water bottle which is useful during earthquakes, typhoons, hurricanes, blizzards or other natural disasters when homes, schools and offices are left without electricity.

Combine a plastic bottle of water with a flashlight and it can function as a lantern. The translation of the Japanese police tweet advises, “Place a plastic water bottle on top of a flashlight. The light will diffuse and allow illumination of the surrounding area.”

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