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KNOWING THE SITUATION KEEPS YOU SAFE. Regularly monitor KNOWING THE SITUATION KEEPS YOU SAFE. weather updates officially issued by DOST – Pag-asa and current mobilization situation by the Office of Civil Defense – National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) through radio, television and the internet; PANICKING ADDS RISK TO YOUR SAFETY. Do not depend as fact or PANICKING ADDS RISK TO YOUR SAFETY. easily believe forwarded messages via mobile phone SMS/text of situations from unregistered numbers that are not officially issued by official government agencies. It is best to check and verify the facts before reacting;
KNOW THE RISKS IIN YOUR AREA. Get yourself acquainted with the KNOW THE RISKS N YOUR AREA. potential risks in your location if its flood and/or landslide prone, and then familiarize with possible safe escape routes and the nearest evacuation centers that are usually public schools or sports complexes; HEED THE WARNINGS. If the call to evacuate in an area that has been HEED THE WARNINGS. identified as a directly under threat to a calamity or disaster, heed the call and follow instructions to ensure your family’s personal safety;
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IIF AT RISK, DO NOT TAKE THE RISK. If you are residing near F AT RISK, DO NOT TAKE THE RISK. waterways such as rivers or estuaries where water levels could suddenly rise, along the coast or the beach at risk from storm surges, near sloping ridges along hills or mountains that could slip into a landslide – seek and relocate to a safer location for the benefit of your own family members; PROPERTIES CAN BE REPLACED BUT NOT LIVES. If your residence PROPERTIES CAN BE REPLACED BUT NOT LIVES. or property is under threat from a possible natural calamity, immediately evacuate to safer locations. Follow instructions from authorities if told to evacuate and do not place your own personal safety at risk in securing your properties. HELP OTHERS, HELP YOURSELF. During a call for evacuation or an HELP OTHERS, HELP YOURSELF. actual calamity, cooperation is essential in achieving an orderly evacuation procedure and most especially during the rescue and relief phase. Everyone should remain calm and wait for any information that will be released when available or for the assistance sought;
SITE IINSPECTION. Inspect your homes and secure areas that could be SITE NSPECTION blown away: 1) roof, 2) windows, 3) walls, 3) flood drainage & roof gutters, 4) tree branches overlapping with electrical, telephone and cable wires; SERVICES IINTERRUPTION. Expect that power, water, wired telephone & SERVICES NTERRUPTION mobile telephone services will be interrupted for an indefinite period; DRINKING WATER Water from your faucet, deep well or aquifer could be DRINKING WATER. contaminated and is not safe for drinking; ON THE LOOK OUT Be on the look out for any rapid rise in rain ON THE LOOK OUT. water/flood in your area, unusual rumbling or earth movements if living near hills, mountains, waterways or coast lines; EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST List down emergency telephone numbers EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST. of emergency units in your area such as the police, fire, local barangay, power company and the local Municipal or City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC/CDRRMC) office. Keep them near your landline telephone or stored in the address book of your mobile phone;
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Beffore a ttyphoon reaches your area Be ore a yphoon reaches your area
HANDY EMERGENCY KIT Create an emergency kit that contains the HANDY EMERGENCY KIT. following: 1) flashlights with extra batteries, 2) a battery operated or crankup radio to enable monitoring, 3) first-aid kit that contains basic medicines and specific medications prescribed to family members, 4) back-up candles and matches in a water proof sealable plastic, 5) whistle with neck chain, 6) rain coats & boots, 7) sturdy nylon cords; FOOD AND WATER RATION Store up on basic food commodities that FOOD AND WATER RATION. are ready-to-eat and will not spoil even without available refrigeration. Do not over stack on food items or buy excessively in panic. Store in a dry and easily accessible areas such as canned goods, bread or biscuits, noodles, candies, and bottled water; PRE-EMPTIVE PREPARATION Re-charge in advance necessary PRE-EMPTIVE PREPARATION. gadgets such as mobile phones, re-chargeable light or radios;
Duriing a ttyphoon Dur ng a yphoon
SEEKING SAFE PLACE The moment the peak of the extreme winds and SEEKING SAFE PLACE. rain reaches your area, remain calm and gather family members at the center of your home at the ground level, away from glass windows; ROUND THE CLOCK ALERT If other family members are asleep, one ROUND THE CLOCK ALERT. family member should remain awake and take responsibility in monitoring the situation. Family members should take turns in the task of looking over the situation; ELECTRICAL SAFETY Shut down main power to the house and unplug ELECTRICAL SAFETY. all appliances in the event of a power outage; SEVERE THUNDERSTORM During severe thunder and lightning, turn off SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. all unnecessary appliances that are not grounded to avoid an electrical surge or electrocution; ALERT AGAINST FLASH FLOODS In the event of a rapid rise in flood ALERT AGAINST FLASH FLOODS. water in your area, evacuate to higher ground, if possible or move the family to upper levels (if any) including emergency kit and essential appliances. If news reports indicate a highly unusual rise in flood water in your entire region, immediately evacuate to higher ground;
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HEALTH RISKS DURING FLOODS Avoid wading or staying for a long HEALTH RISKS DURING FLOODS. period in flood waters if without rain boots to avoid acquiring diseases such as leptospirosis. Those with open wounds in their legs are especially susceptible to flood related diseases; NAVIGATING THROUGH FLOODS If forced to walk through a flooded NAVIGATING THROUGH FLOODS. street, find a possible buddy as a companion and use a stick or a long umbrella as a guide stick for any uneven floor elevation or open man holes. Avoid any dangling wire that could cause possible electrocution; SURVIVING EXTREME FLOODING In the event of an extreme flood, SURVIVING EXTREME FLOODING. store and seal important survival items and the emergency kit in a basin that will float. For personal safety, secure an empty but sealed plastic drum, several used one gallon water containers or any styropor® or expandable polystyrene (EPS) to serve as a floatation device; VEHICLE SURVIVAL DURING AN EXTREME FLOOD While inside a VEHICLE SURVIVAL DURING AN EXTREME FLOOD. car, never ever drive through a flooded street or a bridge. If trapped by flood, abandon the vehicle and move to higher ground and if the car is swamped by high fast moving flood water, let the flood in and once it fills the inside, the doors can be opened. If one has a sharp pointed object, pick on one point of the windshield to break the glass;
Afftter tthe ttyphoon and ffllood A er he yphoon and ood
POST-TYPHOON IINSPECTION. Immediately check your home for any POST-TYPHOON NSPECTION damage and seek assistance for repairs; ELECTRICAL IINSPECTION. Do not immediately turn on the main power ELECTRICAL NSPECTION switch without checking for any damaged or watered electrical connection including appliances that were submerged in water; VEHICLE MAINTENANCE Do not turn on your vehicle’s engine and VEHICLE MAINTENANCE. consult your trusted mechanic; PERSONAL SAFETY Remain indoors until the streets are cleared of PERSONAL SAFETY. debris such as broken glass, fallen tree or collapsed electrical lines; BAYANIHAN If the area is secure from any potential danger, volunteer BAYANIHAN. for relief and rescue if able and help fellow Filipinos who are in need.
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OCD -- Nattiionall Diisastter Riisk Reducttiion Managementt Counciill OCD Na ona D sas er R sk Reduc on Managemen Counc
(+632) 911.14.06; (+632) 911.18.73; (+632) 911.50.61; (+632) 912.09.84; (+632) 912.30.46; (+632) 912.52.96; (+63) 917-733.42.56 (+632) 911.19.06; (+632) 912.26.65; (+632) 912.56.68;
DOST – Pag--asa ((Weatther Bureau)) DOST – Pag asa Wea her Bureau
Phiilliippiine Nattiionall Polliice Ph pp ne Na ona Po ce
Mettro Maniilla Devellopmentt Autthoriitty ((MMDA)) Me ro Man a Deve opmen Au hor y MMDA
136; (+632) 896.60.00
Phiilliippiine Coastt Guard Ph pp ne Coas Guard
(+632) 527.61.36; (+632) 527.38.77
Phiilliippiine Nattiionall Red Cross ((PNRC)) Ph pp ne Na ona Red Cross PNRC
143; (+632) 911.18.76; (+632) 527.00.00
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