Safety During Typhoons
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- Stay indoors and keep calm.
- Monitor TV and radio reports.
- Secure your home.
- Trim trees near dwellings.
- Keep roads clear for emergency vehicles.
- If your house is in a flood-prone area, go to the nearest designated evacuation center.
- Have a flashlight and radio handy, with fresh batteries.
- Stock up on food, potable water, kerosene, batteries and first-aid supplies.
- In case of flooding, turn off the main sources of electricity, gas and water in your home.
- Stack furniture above the expected flood level. Keep appliances, valuables, chemicals, toxic substances and garbage beyond reach of floodwaters.
- Avoid low-lying areas, riverbanks, creeks and coastal areas, slopes, cliffs and foothills. Rains can trigger landslides, rockslides or mudslides.
- Avoid wading through flooded areas. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams.
- Do not operate any electrical equipment during a flood.
- Do not use gas or elctrical appliances that have been flooded.
Source: Safe Ka Ba? from NDCC-OCD