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 wonâ€™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 â€œgolden hoursâ€ 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