Before the Typhoon
- Store an adequate supply of food and clean water. Prepare foods that need not be cooked.
- Keep flashlights, candles and battery-powered radios within easy reach.
- Examine your house and repair its unstable parts.
- Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
- Harvest crops that can be yielded already.
- Secure domesticated animals in a safe place.
- For fisher folks, place boats in a safe area.
- Should you need to evacuate, bring clothes, first aid kit, candles/flashlight, battery-powered radio, food, etc.
During the Typhoon
- Stay inside the house.
- Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report
- If safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes.
- Place it in a container with cover.
- Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
- Do not wade through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases.
- If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders.
- Evacuate calmly.
- Close the windows and turn off the main power switch.
- Put important appliances and belongings in a high ground.
- Avoid the way leading to the river.
After the Typhoon
- If your house was destroyed, make sure that it is already safe and stable when you enter.
- Beware of dangerous animals such as snakes that may have entered your house
- Watch out for live wires or outlet immersed in water.
- Report damaged electrical cables and fallen electric posts to the authorities.
- Do not let water accumulate in tires, cans or pots to avoid creating a favorable condition for mosquito breeding.
(Source: Philippine Red Cross)