Precautionary Measures Before, During and After a Typhoon

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It is necessary and wise to prepare for emergencies in order for us to feel secure and safe.

What is a Typhoon?

The word “typhoon” is probably borrowed from the Chinese. The Cantonese words “tai fung”, which mean “a great wind”, are from the terms “tu” which mean “big” and “feng” which means “wind”. These are the names given to violent cyclonic storms in China Sea.

Typhoons can destroy properties and lives. It is necessary and wise to prepare for emergencies in order for us to feel secure and safe. Below are some of the precautionary measures we can do before, during and after a typhoon.

Before A Typhoon


1. Check and fix your house for any damage so that it will withstand strong winds.

2. Stock up an adequate supply of food.

3. Prepare flashlights, batteries, candles, and kerosene lamps.

4. Have a first-aid kit with enough medical supplies.

5. Keep a radio to tune in to news even when there is no electricity.

6. Check and clean your community drainage systems to prevent flood.

7. Check your electric posts to prevent accidents.

During Typhoon

When a typhoon comes, it is essential that you stay calm and you must know what to do.

1. Stay indoors. Postpone any travel.

2. Always tune in to the latest weather report. Check what is happening in your surroundings.

3. Heed the advice of the local authorities if they ask you to evacuate your area.

After a Typhoon

When the typhoon is over, there are still things that we should do.

1. Have a knowledgeable person to inspect electrical connections before using electrical appliances.

2. Check your house for damage and make necessary repairs at once.

3. Boil water before drinking it to avoid diseases.

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China, Electric Posts, Electricity, Firts Aid Kit, Flood, Strong Winds, Typoon

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author avatar Austee
24th Jun 2012 (#)

great info

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author avatar Cherryann oftana
28th Nov 2012 (#)

the typhoon is very strong wind

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author avatar Megaan :)
7th Jan 2013 (#)

Nice info.. :)
Can i ask you?
Why should we immediately clean our surroundings after a typhoon? :)

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author avatar Patricia Nicole
17th Jun 2013 (#)

to avoid accident.. :)

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author avatar Fan of Dj
7th Jan 2013 (#)

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author avatar Googly boy 561
24th Feb 2013 (#)

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author avatar Asdfgh
27th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you for helping me in my assignment

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author avatar Qwerty
20th Sep 2013 (#)

can I ask question,,,,,why the philippines often hit by typhoon?

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30th Sep 2013 (#)

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author avatar Vbcm
9th Oct 2013 (#)

because the philippines is near the pacific ocean and oceans and huge masses of water are where typhoons are built and developed

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30th Sep 2013 (#)

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author avatar Vbcm
9th Oct 2013 (#)

thanks for helping me in my assignment.

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author avatar Jeyd campos
11th Feb 2014 (#)

thankz for helping in my assignment :) ........... i have one
p-philipines
a-atmosphere
g-geophysical
a-astronomical
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a-administration

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author avatar Jeyd campos
11th Feb 2014 (#)

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