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Preparing for Tisoy: What to pack

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – How prepared are you for Typhoon Kammuri alias Tisoy?

Remember Ruping? Or Yolanda?

Thousands of Filipinos were left flat-footed, reeling from storm surges and floods as some of them were forced to evacuate their homes.

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Power and water supply are often the first to go down, so having the right items at the right time is key to survival.

The American Red Cross, which has done humanitarian missions in disaster-stricken countries, recommends the following items as basic emergency kits in case of disaster.

At a minimum, we should have the basic supplies listed below:

Water

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Photo by Leslie Anneliese from Pixabay

One gallon per person, per day (three-day supply for evacuation, or at least two weeks supply for home).

Food

Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (three-day supply for evacuation, two-week supply for home).

Flashlights or emergency lamps

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Battery-powered or solar-powered radio

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Extra batteries

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Family first aid kit

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Medications (seven-day supply) and medical items

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Multi-purpose tool

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Sanitation and personal hygiene items

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Napkins, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc

Copies of personal documents

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Medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies.

Cell phones with chargers

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Family and emergency contact information

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Extra cash

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Map(s) of the area

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Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.

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