Preparing for the Typhoon


  1. Be updated. Watch/read the news, listen to the radio, or follow Twitter:
  2. Call your loved ones. Know where they are. Put them on the speed dial of your phone. Always keep in touch. It is also important that you all agree on a meeting place should you get separated, or have a point person to call to let him/her know that you are safe.
  3. If there are reports of strong winds, board up your windows or mask them with tape to keep from breaking.
  4. Check around the house for loose wires.
  5. Charge phones, emergency lights, and other equipment that can run on batteries.
  6. Prepare flashlights, first-aid kits and a typhoon survival kit.
  7. Stock up on food, water and warm clothes.
  8. Check your gas stoves, refrigerators, computer AVRs, etc.
  9. If there are reports of heavy rains and the possibility of flood, move important things to a higher area.
  10. Make sure that your family and pets are well accounted for. Stay together.


  1. Be calm. Don’t panic. 
  2. Keep abreast for the weather condition.
  3. If electricity goes out, use emergency lights and flash lights. 
  4. Listen to the radio for news.
  5. Stay inside. 

If you have more suggestions, please leave them in the comments section.


Updated as of 1 October 2009, 3:00 PM.


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