5 of the 20 tropical cyclones that visit the Philippines each year are greatly destructive. On monsoons’ peak, we experience strong winds and heavy rains that lead to severe flooding. Last month, classes and work were suspended in some areas, with experts advising us to stay home. But in the worst cases of calamity, not even the comforts of our homes will be enough to protect us. Having a bug out bag ready will make sure you’re prepared for any situation.
Here are some items you need in building your typhoon emergency kit:
1. Food and water
non-perishable food, ready-to-eat food, and bottled water/drinks to keep you nourished and hydrated.
Cellphone, charger, powerbank, a portable radio with extra batteries to reach out for help and keep you updated on the state of your area.
3. Clothes and protective gear
Jacket, umbrella, blanket, and extra clothes to keep you warm and comfy.
Whistle and first aid kit with necessary medicines in case of serious accidents or injuries.
5. Light sources
Flashlights with extra batteries, candles, matches in case of a power outage.
6. Important documents
Valid ID’s, medical records, emergency contact numbers, bank account and insurance records, and birth certificates for safekeeping in waterproof containers.
7. Basic Tools
A hammer and nails, a screwdriver and screws, and the ever-reliable duct tape for quick repairs.
8. Other valuables
Cash, keys, Credit and ATM cards, and other valuables you can’t afford to lose.
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