Typhoon “JUAN” is coming; Let us all be cautious

JUAN is coming to t0wn.

They say it is as strong as “Ondoy”. I don’t think you’ve forgotten what happened during Typhoon Ondoy.

“The severe tropical storm (MEGI)has intensified into a typhoon with maximum winds of 120 kph and gust of 150 kph. This weather disturbance is expected to enter the PAR tonight. However, with its current position and intensity, still no direct effect to any part of the country,” according to PAGASA (weather reports usually change every six hours).

Whether they are right or wrong, here are some tips so that we can all be safe:

  1. Keep yourself informed. Listen to the news regularly.
  2. Prepare foods that need not be cooked; keep flashlights, candles and battery-powered radios within easy reach; examine your house and repair its unstable parts.
  3. During the Typhoon, people are asked to stay inside the house; always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report; if safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes. Place it in a container with cover.
  4. Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps; do not wade through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases.
  5. Watch out for live wires or outlet immersed in water; report damaged electrical cables and fallen electric posts to the authorities; and do not let water accumulate in tires, cans or pots to avoid creating a favorable condition for mosquito breeding.
  6. Close windows and doors.

Just in case there is a power outage in your area, you may call Meralco at 16211 or text them at 0917-5592824 and 0920-9292824.

Preparation is the safest solution to this. Let us all be prepared.

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