What can you DO before, during, and after Typhoon

Tabang Bikol Movement ADVISORY

Remember: 80% of SAFETY is in Good Preparations and Alertness

Before Typhoon:

  1. Check your house, fix your roofing, flooring and walls of poor materials; If not stable, prepare WHERE to evacuate fast. Remember, school buildings like at MARINERS are always a ready refuge through the Mariners Rescue Team
  2. Store an adequate supply of food and clean water in clean storage
  3. Prepare foods that need not be cooked and stocked them in secure clean containers.
  4. Make sure to have flashlights, candles and battery-powered radio as part of your emergency kit.
  5. If your family needs to evacuate, bring items for your younger and oldest (senior citizens) members of your family – dry clothes, first aid kit, candles/flashlight, battery-powered radio, food, etc. Put dry things in plastic and inside back packs.
  6. Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report. .Coordinate with local Barangay and LGU DRR units
  7. Clear up blocked passages of water around your community and houses & harvest crops that can be yielded already.
  8. Check and secure domesticated animals in a safe place.
  9. For residents in coastal communities like fisher folks, place boats and ensure livelihood items in a safe area
  10. Have enough load, charge your cellphones and your HELP directory readily available


During the Typhoon:

  1. As much as possible, do not go out and stay inside the house.
  2. Be always updated with the latest weather report.
  3. If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders.
  4. If safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes. Place your drinking water in a container with cover.
  5. If using gas lamps and lighted candles, always Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
  6. Avoid walking in flooded areas and wading through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases.
  7. Remain CALM and ALERT in evacuating.
  8. Close the windows and doors, SWITCH OFF main power during onset of typhoon
  9. Check and re check always and ensure that important appliances, valuables (cash and belongings) including domesticated animals and family members in fragile situation in a high ground.
  10. Constantly share information among family members and neighbors and be on alert at all times.


After the Typhoon:

  1. Check members of the family present and houses of any strange items— dangerous pests, cracks, wiring immersed in water, flooding etc — that may result from the typhoon and report these to authorities
  2. If you evacuated, return to the house only if SAFE and STABLE.
  3. IF there are broken and damaged electrical cables, fallen trees and electric posts, report them to the LGU, Barangay and Electric companies in your locality.
  4. Check containers like empty old tires, cans, pots etc for accumulated water to prevent mosquitoes to breed and grow that would result to diseases like dengue.
  5. Begin rehabilitating and coordinate with proper authorities and organizations for organized recovery


(Sources: Tabang Bikol Movement, Philippine National Red Cross, DRRNet-Philippines)


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Tabang Bikol joins LGU Canaman planning for comprehensive devrlopment

Some Insights into the process and outcome of the LGU Canaman development planning

  1. A positive development in the practice of participatory governance at the local municipal level
  2. For the first time, more LGU mid-level service personnel participated
  3. 10 CSOs including Tabang Bikol Movement invited to participate
  4. Mayor and Municipal council in full attendance for the whole 3 days at a downtown/ city commercial establishment (outside Canaman)
  5. Development framework & planning spearheaded by provincial and local DILG/MPD office anchored on the traditional Visioning adopted by the LGU decades ago – “citadel of Bicol culture, progressive and God-fearing, excellent leadership…
  6. Goal setting and Planning contextualized and measured in terms of the United Nations SDG, where Canaman is now, being a 4th class municipality..
  7. As a result, identified priority goals transformed into projects and categorized into urgent or necessary etc
  8. As in past development plans, the same projects appear as urgent again..
  9. Most revealing and obvious is Canaman at this time after 10 development plans, still doesn’t have its own fire truck and station, no public cemetery, no developed source of potable water, no effective drainage system, no defined CLUP, no effective functioning MRF, no public market, no program for revenue generation, no public toilets, growing # of urban poor, no developed industry, madaming basics na wala… para sa isang lungsod na kapitbahay lang ang Naga city, CamSur’s premier city… a big irony..

Citronella oil extraction facility

Citronella oil extraction today November 16, 2019, Saturday at Barangay San Agustin evacuation center with Dir Santi, Nay Virgie, Larry and Net from barangays Poro and San Agustin of PODIS with 150 kilos of leaves shared by Sagnay CamSur citronella growers.


Tabang Bikol area visit at Sagnay CamSur

Tabang Bikol area visit at Sagnay CamSur today for socio – economic development consultation, citronella, and essential oil partnership as well as shared DRRM concerns.

To recall, Sagnay was ground zero, the eye of the storm, where typhoon Nina made its 2nd landfall on the evening of December 25 Christmas day in 2016. Worth remembering