Typhoon Yolanda is on the way!
It’s no joke.
This headline scared the begeesuz out of me.
That’s when it really sunk in. This giant swirling monster is nothing to laugh at. The swirling mass even looks like the size of the whole Philippines.
Weather satellite feed as of Nov 07, 2013 05:00 PM. pic.twitter.com/rLIEEl0eXK
— Mahar Lagmay (@nababaha) November 7, 2013
There’s no harm in being extra careful. Here’s something we found from Get Ready Pinas. Pack your bag! You never know what’s gonna happen.
Aside from preparing a survival pack, here are a few more helpful hints:
I’m sure you’ve seen the posts of people lining up for hours in the supermarkets. It’s worth it. If the typhoon hits hard, establishments might be closed for prolonged periods of time. You’ll get hungry. Stock up.
Park your cars away from trees
After the storm, the last thing you want to have to deal with is a giant branch crushing the hood of your car. Avoid it.
Charge your electronics
See all those wires hanging over all the roads? That’s spaghetti for the typhoon. It’s likely we’re going to experience a power outage. Charge your electronics. Which brings me to…
Bring in the light
Make sure you have flashlights, candles, bright cellphone screens, etc. You don’t want to be stuck walking around in the dark.
Don’t rely solely on the cell coverage. The services might get flooded with too many calls or texts. This is when having ready access to Internet is important. That’s how you’ll know what’s happening in the outside. That’s also another way for you to ask for help if you need any. Services like Globe’s Powersurf 499 would be extremely useful in these cases. Text Powersurf to 8888 or dial *143# for free to get yourself prepared and ready with 1gb worth of data.
Have you ever tried swimming in the wind? With 150 kph wind coming straight at you, your tiny little body doesn’t stand a chance. Stay indoors. That house you live in is there for a reason.
Hope a few of these tips helped. Stay safe everyone. Brace yourselves!!