Key reminders to save lives in the event of a storm
n Avoid loose or dangling power lines and report them to VINLEC.
n Close and board up windows and glass sliding doors.
n Create family WhatsApp group to facilitate communication. •
n Cut all overhanging trees and clear nearby gutters and drains of debris.
n Design an evacuation plan for your family or business.
n Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around.
n Don’t venture out to explore during the calm “eye” of the storm.
n Ensure that you have a family evacuation plan
n Ensure that you have sufficient non-perishable food items and drinking water to last four to five days.
n Follow flood preparedness precautions if you live in area prone to flooding
n Have proper safety tools, first aid kit, batteries and flashlights
n If you have to go to the nearest hurricane emergency shelter, do so as soon as NEMO announces that the shelters are open and it’s safe to do so.
n Keep up to date with the latest information on the radio.
n Know all evacuation routes especially if you live close to a river or the sea.
n Know the location to the nearest emergency shelter in your area.
n Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan.
n Purchase sufficient lifesaving medication to last four to five days.
n Safeguard important documents in water proof container or pouch.
n Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
n Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when necessary.