Have you had this panic attack every time you read or heard about the earthquake which experts said could strike and isolate Metro Manila? I do. While the family discussed about this in passing, we don’t have a solid plan yet on what to prepare or do when earthquake happens. I told the kids that wherever they may be when earthquake hits the area they should try not to panic and protect themselves (and please try to reach home safe).
Useful information about emergency preparedness suggests that a family secure a food checklist. The 72-hour emergency kit includes non-perishable goods, medicine, among others, but the food checklist includes a variety of non-perishable and nutritious goods enough to sustain a family for a few days.
Please check on the picture above to find out the necessary goods to stock at home in preparation for emergency situation.
A devastating scene caused by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.
This is a repost.
Tips to observe with (or without) an impending typhoon.
- Dispose your garbage properly so it won’t clog the drainage and become the source of infection.
- Make sure that power lines are stable or firmly connected; shut down the main power if necessary.
- Boil your drinking water for two minutes or more; save sterilized water.
- Store foods that are not easy to perish.
- Complete vaccination for children.
- Prepare a *72-hour emergency kit.
In the event of an evacuation:
- Listen only to reports and reminders coming from the proper authorities.
- Calmly follow all the reminders during evacuation.
- Be careful not to step on open manholes and street gutter.
- Avoid the path near or leading to the river.
- Using a rope, head to the part where the current is coming from. Never loose your grip on the rope.
*The disaster preparedness kit should last for 72 hours or dubbed as “golden hours” by the Office of Civil Defense.
72 hours is the maximum period for disaster victims to wait for rescuers to come to their aid.
The kit should contain:
- Dry clothes
- Non-perishable goods
- Food for children
- Important documents
- Flash lights
- Batteries and