surviving a typhoon

Here’s How You Can Survive A Typhoon

We’re feeling the rage of super typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised Public Storm Warning Signal Number 3 over Isabela province. Meanwhile, Public Storm Warning Signal Number 2 was raised over Batanes, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and Tarlac. 

According to reports, typhoon Ompong will be the “strongest typhoon this year.”

A typhoon can cause so much chaos, so it’s important for you to make sure that you are ready, and your home is secure to weather #OmpongPH. Check out our tips on how you can survive at a time like this.

Store an adequate supply of food and clean water

Prepare a plastic container that can carry your canned goods, instant noodles, and clean water, so they don’t get dirty in case of flash floods. Ensure that you have enough supply for you and your loved ones. 

Put all your important documents in a plastic envelope

Throw in your important documents such as your passport, house title, insurance policy, and etc. in a plastic envelope to protect them from getting wet or damaged. 

Avoid unnecessary travel 

It can be hard to forgo travel plans, especially if it’s one that’s a long time coming. However, safety should always be your primary concern. Don’t force yourself to travel especially if a public storm warning signal has been raised over your chosen destination.

Keep yourself updated with weather reports

Stay inside your home and monitor the latest weather report via TV, radio or social media. And prepare your evacuation plan in case the authorities order you to leave your home (especially those who live near bodies of water and landslide-prone areas). Take note of these hotlines for emergencies:

surviving a typhoon

Switch off your home’s main power

When a strong lightning strikes, it can get your electrical appliances like your refrigerator, TV, and fan damaged through their power source. So it’s advisable to turn off your home’s main power switch to prevent any electric-related damages and injuries.

Check your home for cracks, loose power lines, and gas leaks

See to it that these cracks and damages are fixed even before the typhoon sets foot on your area. If you’re out of budget but your home needs some repairs, then you can apply for a loan to cover all the necessary expenses. 

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