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.