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Key reminders to save lives in the event of a storm

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.