How will you prepare upon hearing from the news that a typhoon would enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)? What are the things you need to do and have at home since this may affect the area where you reside?

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How will you prepare upon hearing from the news that a typhoon would enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)? What are the things you need to do and have at home since this may affect the area where you reside?​

Hurricane and Typhoon Preparedness Checklist:

Build an emergency kit and make a family emergency plan

Know your surroundings

Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone, which will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal flooding are forecasted

Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you

Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground

Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate

Make plans to secure your property:

Cover all of your homes windows with permanent storm shutters or 5/8-inch 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

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

Determine how and where to secure your boat

Install a generator for power outages

If in a high-rise building, be prepared to take shelter on or below the 10th floor

Consider building a safe room

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