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