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How to Prepare for Any Disaster

Building an emergency kit

Assemble a kit of essential items such as water, non-perishable food, first aid supplies, and a flashlight.

Staying informed

Stay informed about potential hazards and weather conditions in your area, and have a way to receive emergency alerts and warnings.

Practicing emergency drills

Practice evacuation and emergency response drills with your family to ensure everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.

Having an emergency fund

Keep some cash and other valuable assets that can be easily converted to cash for an emergency situation.

Identifying safe places

Identify safe places in and around your home, workplace, and school in case you need to take shelter.

Having an emergency contact list

Keep a list of emergency contacts, including family, friends, and emergency services, and make sure everyone in your household has a copy.

Remember that Preparing for a disaster is an ongoing process and it’s important to regularly review and update your plans and supplies.

For emergency (in Quezon City area) call:

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  • Emergency Operations Center: 0916-630-6686; 0961-239-5097
  • Emergency Medical Services/Urban Search and Rescue : 892-843-96 (landline); 0947-884-7498 (Smart); 0927-061-5592 (Globe)

Disaster Preparedness Before Earthquakes Infographic


1 gallon of water/person/day
Food (3 days consumption)
Pieces/pairs of clothes, blankets, rubber shoes
First aid kit
Portable radio, whistles, flashlights & batteries
Essential medications
Low frequency Two-way Radio System
ABC Fire Extinguisher
Instructions on how to turn off gas, water and electricity

5 liters of water
Food (biscuits, instant noodles etc.)
Piece of t-shirt & pants and pair of rubber shoes
First aid kit
Portable radio, whistles, flashlights & batteries
Essential medications
Low frequency Two-way Radio System

SOURCE: http://www.bepreparedmetromanila.com/

Disaster preparedness

I got these bits of disaster preparedness info from Senator Dick Gordon during an interview with him with other fellow health reps in 2005 during the book launching of World Disasters Report 2005. I hope this helps like the post that I share here.

1. Color signage in every post to indicate when people should evacuate their houses.

• Yellow indicates evacuation
• Red residents should go on top of their roof   (help will arrive)

2. In times of calamity people should be able to learn how and where to get help.

3. Barangay Disaster Action Teams should be created in different areas nationwide to immediately respond to calamity victims.

• Practice – refer to disaster response drill
• Predicting – a disaster, terrorist attack, etc.
• Cope and Mitigate – coping with the disaster and
then mitigating the impact of the disaster, relieving food and
• Rehabilitation – raise house, help find job