For the Philippines, the rainy season can be a cause for dread with the ever-looming threat of raging typhoons and heavy floods. To best prepare for possible natural calamities, it’s important to be informed. Know what you should do before, during and after a disaster with these guidelines provided by the Philippine Red Cross.
Have emergency kits and survival packs prepared. These should contain medicine, cash, important documents, whistles, and extra clothes.
Store food and clean water enough for three days. That’s two gallons of water per person per day.
Prepare candles, flashlights and extra batteries in case the power goes out.
Listen to the radio or watch TV for news updates.
Stay indoors and listen to the news for weather updates and flood warnings.
If you need to evacuate, stay calm. Close the windows, turn off the main electricity switch and bring your survival kit.
Return home only after authorities have deemed the area safe.
Check your surroundings for damaged electrical cables and fallen posts. Report these to the authorities.