Sa mga kasama nating 8.7 milyong Senior Citizens sa buong Pilipinas, isang paalala sa parating na Bagyong Ompong.
#BeforeTheTyphoon: -To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit- with supplies of food and water (for at least 5 days), first-aid kits, and make a family communications plan. -Secure all important documents in a waterproof bag or container.
#KnowYourSurroundings: -Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. This will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal flooding are forecast. -Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.
Learn community Typhoon evacuation routes and how to find higher ground. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.
#SecureYourHome: -Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking. -Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage. -Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant. -Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts. -Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage. -Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down. -In a strong typhoon, A LOOSE OBJECT IS A MISSILE! -Determine how and where to secure your boat.
If in a high-rise building, be prepared to take shelter on or below the 10th floor.
#DuringTheTyphoon: -Listen to the radio or TV for information.
Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors. -Turn off utilities (electricity) if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed. -Turn off LPG tanks. -Avoid using the phone, except for serious emergencies. -Moor your boat if time permits. -