Typhoon Season Essential: Keeping Survival Kit at Home

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It’s typhoon season in the Philippines once again and it’s time to take extra precaution and be prepared every single second. Knowing what’s happening in your surrounding really matters.

Are you safe enough at home when a typhoon lashes in your area? What if torrential rains and massive flooding hit and force you and your family to stay indoors for days?

Well, the best way to keep safe and stay alive is to keep a survival kit—one that you can carry, use at home, and take with you in case evacuation is inevitable.

What should you have in your kit for you to survive during and after the onslaught of the storm?

Must-Haves

Allot a space in your home which can be accessible at any time. This place can store the most useful stuff during cool weather.

Here’s what you should prepare as a storm survival kit:

Tools

Power supply is often cut during heavy downpour. Hence, it is wise if you store these tools:

  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Fully charged cellphone
  • Candles
  • Matches

Food items and consumables

Staying indoors for a number of days will surely make you hungry and thirsty. Also, cool weather often triggers illness. Hence, you should have these items:

  • Bottled water
  • Nonperishable foods (canned goods, etc.)
  • Medicine

Things with surprising uses

People’s creativity can save lives during massive flooding. Know how “trivial” things can help you survive when disaster strikes.

  • Empty water container – You can hold on to this when water level rises. Make sure it is sealed and it will serve as a floating aid.
  • Block of polystyrene (styropor, Styrofoam) – Like empty water storage, it can serve as a floatation device, which can save human and animal lives.
  • Rope – Tying one or both ends of a rope to a stable structure can help you during strong current of floodwaters.
  • Duct tape – This seems to be the most versatile of all inventions. It can be used for a variety of purposes before, during, and after a catastrophic event.

Other essentials

  • First aid kit
  • Swiss knife
  • Manual can opener
  • Plastic utensils
  • Garbage bags
  • Whistle

Benefits to Enjoy

You must ensure that you’re keeping a survival kit with these things all-year round. Don’t wait for a storm to come before you have them inside your home.

All these stuff will keep you safe and help you survive when no other people are there to reach out.

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