Tabang Bikol Movement ADVISORY
Remember: 80% of SAFETY is in Good Preparations and Alertness
- 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
- Store an adequate supply of food and clean water in clean storage
- Prepare foods that need not be cooked and stocked them in secure clean containers.
- Make sure to have flashlights, candles and battery-powered radio as part of your emergency kit.
- 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.
- Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report. .Coordinate with local Barangay and LGU DRR units
- Clear up blocked passages of water around your community and houses & harvest crops that can be yielded already.
- Check and secure domesticated animals in a safe place.
- For residents in coastal communities like fisher folks, place boats and ensure livelihood items in a safe area
- Have enough load, charge your cellphones and your HELP directory readily available
During the Typhoon:
- As much as possible, do not go out and stay inside the house.
- Be always updated with the latest weather report.
- If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders.
- If safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes. Place your drinking water in a container with cover.
- If using gas lamps and lighted candles, always Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
- Avoid walking in flooded areas and wading through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases.
- Remain CALM and ALERT in evacuating.
- Close the windows and doors, SWITCH OFF main power during onset of typhoon
- 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.
- Constantly share information among family members and neighbors and be on alert at all times.
After the Typhoon:
- 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
- If you evacuated, return to the house only if SAFE and STABLE.
- 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.
- 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.
- Begin rehabilitating and coordinate with proper authorities and organizations for organized recovery
(Sources: Tabang Bikol Movement, Philippine National Red Cross, DRRNet-Philippines)