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.
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:
One gallon per person, per day (three-day supply for evacuation, or at least two weeks supply for home).
Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (three-day supply for evacuation, two-week supply for home).
Flashlights or emergency lamps
Battery-powered or solar-powered radio
Family first aid kit
Medications (seven-day supply) and medical items
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Napkins, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc
Copies of personal documents
Medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies.