July 22, 2022
Key reminders to save lives in the event of a storm

Avoid loose or dangling power lines and report them to VINLEC.

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