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#RubyPH Survival and Safety Tips

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)
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