Weather: Preparing for the Worst

giftarist By giftarist, 4th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/_jlzr0hr/
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Tropical cyclones, snow storms, and heavy rains are frequent due to global warming. As a result, lives are lost, homes ravaged, and properties damaged. Hence, it is very important to be well prepared when calamities occur.

Weather does Matter

Our attention rivets on weather forecasts as the year started. Tropical cyclones, snow storms, and heavy rains are frequent due to global warming. As a result, lives are lost, homes ravaged, and properties damaged. Hence, it is very important to be well prepared when calamities occur.

Here are some important tips to consider before, during, and after typhoon or other weather calamities to help us be prepared for the rainy/snowy season.

Before the Typhoon
1. Have a portable radio and lamps with new and spare batteries.
2. Check your house, especially the roof.
3. Cut tree branches near your house to avoid possible accidents.
4. Prepare emergency packs consisting of canned goods, water containers, emergency lights, first-aid kit, clothes, medicines, packaging tapes or ropes, and plastic bags.

During the Typhoon
1. Listen to radio or watch television for news updates and other important information.
2. Brace windows and tape or tie loose things (for example - bookshelves) inside the house.
3. Check emergency kits, fill water containers, and place spare clothing and other necessary items in plastic bags.
4. Seek shelter in the strongest part of the house.
5. Remain indoors until advised that the typhoon has passed.
6. When evacuation is necessary, switch off electricity and gas tanks and lock the house before leaving.
7. Remember to carry your emergency packs.

After the Typhoon
1. In case of evacuation, make sure that the house is still strong before going inside again.
2. Beware of snakes and other dangerous animals that could have entered inside the house.
3. Make sure that no live cable or outlet is soaked in water.
4. Inform the authorities if there are destroyed electric post or disconnected cable wires.
5. Spill water that filled tires, cans, or vase to avoid mosquito habitation.

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Calamities, Emergency, Floods, Forecasts, Global Warming, Heavy, Lights, Medicines, Plastic Bags, Preparation, Rainy, Season, Snow Storms, Tips, Tropical Cyclones, Typhoon, Weather

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