Those who are prepared for emergencies recover faster and can help others who also may be affected. Every family and friends can take just a few simple steps to prepare and protect your family and your assets:
Make an emergency plan. Decide how best to contact each other if separated during an emergency and Write It Down!. Means taking responsibility for your own needs before the disaster hits.
Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. The rule of thumb is one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. Be sure to have canned and packaged food on hand that does not need electricity to store or prepare, in case the power is out. Include a can opener, disposable dinnerware, paper towels, garbage bags, and bathroom tissue.
Able to store extra supplies, so make a list of the needed items and keep that in your "To Go" bag. Having a list may ensure you don't forget anything if you must pack in a hurry. Include cash, medicines, eyeglasses, smartphone or cellphone, and personal care items.
To stay informed and help protect the heath and safety of your family, if the power is out. You will need a radio to hear instructions from local office. Make sure you have extra batteries as the external banks, car charger, and hand-crank power.
Know if you live in an evacuation area. Assess your risks and know your home's vulnerability to landslide, storm surge and flooding. Contact your local government and emergency management office.
Red Cross Hotline: 143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95 Disaster Management Office: 134 (Staff), 132 (Manager), 133 (Radio Room) Telefax: 527-0864