Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts

Monday, February 15, 2021

Ways To Prepare Your Home For Natural Disasters

February 15, 2021 0 Comments
Natural disasters are inevitable especially with the increasing global warming surface temperatures that are happening for the past years. Truly climate change has brought so many calamities and disasters not just in the Philippines but worldwide. It can hit us anytime without warning and with these occurrences, it is best to protect you and your family and start to Prepare Your Home For Natural Disasters.

Ways To Prepare Your Home For Natural Disasters

Here are some of the Ways To Prepare Your Home For Natural Disasters:

Prepare a Go Bag for each member of your family at home with first-aid supplies and their medicines if they have maintenance to take. Here are the essentials items to put in your Go-Bag: 
  • Important documents and cash sealed inside a plastic bag.
  • Water and Food that is not perishable and have long expiry dates
  • Whistles (one for each family member)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries and matches/lighter
  • Swiss knife
  • Powerbank/s
  • Toiletry and Hygiene supplies
  • Raincoat, Jacket, and/or Blanket
  • Extra clothes and underwears
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Face masks and face shield
  • Paper and pen
  • Extra keys to your home 
Remember to put your Go Bags in a designated place and make sure that your family members know where they are located so you can just easily grab them in case of emergency.

Two of the most common natural disasters that our country is experiencing over the years are Earthquakes and Floods.

Earthquakes are unpredictable and can do damage to your homes, so if you live in a place where there are frequent earthquakes it's best to keep your appliances and other breakable items safe. Consider securing your tall bookshelves and cabinets and bolt them to the wall, this could prevent the furniture from falling down and keep you and your family safe. In an event of an earthquake, keep calm and be sure your family knows what to do to keep them safe by doing the "Duck, Cover, and Hold" practice. If it is safe, evacuate if necessary to further prevent any injuries and contact your emergency hotline for further assistance and help if you needed one.

After an earthquake, make sure to check your walls for cracks, other signs of structural damage, and electrical wiring issues that might endanger your family, and have them all repaired immediately.

Our country (Philippines) is visited by Typhoons every year by an average of 20. As we all know typhoons cause floods which may damage your homes and other properties. If you're living in a flood-prone area, you and your family should always be prepared, stay alert, and be informed by listening to the radio or watching TV news for flood warnings and updates. Turn off your gas tank, disconnect your electrical appliances and move it to a higher place to prevent any electrical problems and keep them safe should a flood enters your house. Also, keep your valuables in a safe place especially your important documents.

Be ready to evacuate at any moment and have your Go Bags and other emergency items accessible for everyone in your household to easily grab and go.

No one can predict some of the Natural Disasters from happening but you can prepare for them before it happens. By strengthening your homes and consider getting insurance, it may help protect yourself, your family, and your home from any danger and harm.

Good thing Malayan's Home Protect Plus covers many natural disasters and damages like Fire and Lightning, Earthquake Fire & Earthquake Shock, Typhoon & Flood, Riots, Strikes, and Malicious Damage, Bursting or Overflowing of Water Tanks, Pipes & Fittings, Sprinkler Leakage, Volcanic Eruption, Extended Coverage and Extension of Covers.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Children's Health at Risk Due to Haze

October 26, 2015 1 Comments
Because of the Haze in Indonesia, more nearby countries in South-East Asia have been affected and our country is one of them, the Philippines. This is alarming because it's putting not just the children's health at risk but all of the people who will be exposed to the haze. Most of the ones who are suffering are the children and babies whose immune systems are still immature.

I've been seeing news about children who had been really affected by the haze, most especially the babies who had been exposed to this hazardous smoke. Some had lived while the others had suffered and died. 

What causes the haze in Indonesia?
The haze is caused by farmers clearing land for plantations for the palm oil, pulp and paper industries, primarily in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan on Borneo and the island of Sumatra. [Source]
There are lots of flights that have been canceled too due to this haze, not just here in Southern Mindanao but also in countries like Singapore and Malaysia. There are also a lot of people in Indonesia who had suffered and died of acute respiratory tract infections. [Information on this website]



Now the haze already reached Davao City, our hometown. I've seen one post on Facebook by a Mom whose kids had been sick then after that, a lot of moms have commented and shared that their toddlers and kids were sick too (cough, colds, allergies, asthma, etc.), I guess it's all because of this haze from Indonesia. 

Because of this we have limited our outdoor activities and refrain from going outside especially for our daughter, Miel. My daughter currently has coughs and colds too and she had allergies since she was a baby. I am worried that this haze could worsen her condition, so as much as possible we limit ourselves from going out and if we do, we let her wear a mask. We had to stick to our usual routine, home-day care-home and if possible just stay at home if there's no need to go outside. So for those parents who had kids who have a history of asthma and other types of allergies, let your kids wear masks for their own safety. Here's the Department of Health (DOH) Health Advisory during Haze:


Stay Safe everyone! I hope and pray that this Haze will end SOON! 

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