How do I Prepare for Natural Disaster
- DROP, COVER & HOLD Stay away from windows, bookcases, bookshelves, heavy mirrors, hanging plants, fans and other heavy objects. Stay under 'cover' till the shaking stops.
- After tremors subside exit your home or school building and move to open fields.
- Do not push others.
- DO NOT WALK THROUGH FLOWING WATER
- Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Most of these drownings occur during flash floods. Six inches of swiftly moving water can knock you off your feet. And use a pole or stick to make sure that the ground is still there while walking through a flooded area, even where the water is not flowing.
- DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED AREA
- More people drown in their cars than anywhere else. Don't drive around road barriers. They are there for a reason. The road or bridge may be washed out.
- The schools to be given license only after checking up its safety.
- The schools must have sufficient exit routes.
- Exit from the school to an open area.
- Contain the fire if possible. If not, get outdoors immediately.
- DON'T Re-enter or permit anyone to enter the school building unless the fire officials have given permission to enter.
- Teachers to confirm that all students have reached their homes safely. Read More...
- During a Landslides
- Stay alert and awake. Many debris-flow fatalities occur when people are sleeping. Listen to a Weather Radio or portable, battery-powered radio or television for warnings of intense rainfall.
- Be aware that intense, short burst of rain may be particularly dangerous, especially after longer periods of heavy rainfall and damp weather.
During a Storm Season
Make your house safe:
- If your house has a tin roof check for loose nails, holes, leaks and rusty areas and do the repair works
- If your house has a thatched roof check for the damages done by growth of algae and moss, rodents, birds and previous storms, and re-thatch, strengthen and replace the broken bamboo
- If the door and window latches of your house are not working and there cracks/gaps in the window or door panes do the repair and replacement works
- Remove dead branches or dying trees from your yards which could blow about and cause damage to your house
Make Yourself Safe during this Storm Season :
- Do not venture out and stay indoors during a storm
- Do not take shelter in small sheds and under isolated trees
- If you are outside, take shelter in a safe structure
- If you are driving, stop your car and park in a safe place away from power lines and trees