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Disaster Preparedness Checklist

What to Do When a Typhoon Occurs

  • Listen to the radio for information.

  • Unplug appliances if you can.

  • Evacuate when told to do so by your evacuation officer/warden or local, regional, or national authorities.

  • Bring your disaster preparedness kit with you as you evacuate to a safer area.

  • Do not use elevators.

  • If there is flooding or a flood warning, evacuate to a higher area.

  • If you are unable to evacuate and there is no flooding or flood warning, go to the lowest possible interior room that does not have windows or glass doors.

  • If you are unable to evacuate and there is flooding or a flood warning, use the stairs to go to a higher level and stay in an interior room that does not have windows or glass doors.

How to Prepare for a Typhoon

  • Learn the following about your location: -elevation level -if land is flood-prone -levees and dams nearby

  • Be familiar with alert levels used in your area. For example, in the US, a hurricane WATCH means: -Hurricane conditions (sustained winds 74 mph) are possible. -You have 48 hours to prepare before experiencing strong winds (39 mph and above). -Wait for updates from local authorities and prepare to evacuate. While a hurricane WARNING means: -Hurricane conditions are expected. -You have 36 hours to prepare before the hurricane occurs. -If possible, evacuate or take shelter immediately.

  • Develop an emergency evacuation plan.

  • Install a generator for power outages.

  • Cover all windows with storm shutters.

  • Bring in anything that can be picked up from the wind (i.e., from the balcony, lawn, or backyard, etc.)

  • Learn how to turn off the electrical power in case of flooding.

Typhoon Preparedness Kit

  • Water: If kit is for one person - 1L/1000ml water bottles x 2 minimum If kit is for more than one person - 5 gallons of water minimum

  • Non-perishable food and snacks (good for at least 3 days) Examples: canned or dehydrated food, dried cereals and fruits, nuts, crackers, jerky

  • Can opener if non-perishable food includes canned goods

  • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries

  • Flashlight/s with extra batteries

  • Rain cover/s or poncho/s

  • If location has a cold climate: -Mittens/gloves -Earmuffs -Scarves

  • Space blanket/s

  • Whistle/s

  • First aid kit

  • Antibacterial wipes

  • Common and personal medications

  • Portable wrench, pliers, and screwdriver

  • Laminated and updated map of the area

  • Identification card/s (who to contact, blood type, etc.)

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