The rainy season may mean cooler days, but the “bed weather” also brings thunderstorms, floods, and strong winds that can cause accidents or lead to calamities.
LPG brand Solane aims to help its clients remain safe and secure though its "Dapat Lang" advocacy campaign, which emphasizes the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and for the society. Solane suggests these four precautionary steps families can take to protect lives and properties during inclement weather.
Be informed and stay alert
Be informed to avoid flashfloods, lightning, and other dangerous conditions during the rainy season. Monitor your surroundings and keep track of the weather forecast through the internet, TV, or radio.
Prepare a disaster kit
Pack a disaster kit to sustain the family in the event of severe weather conditions. It should have essential items, including potable water, first aid kit, medicines, food that doesn’t require cooking or refrigeration, portable and battery-operated radio, flashlights, and extra batteries that will last for at least three days.
Observe safety measures during thunderstorms
Stay indoors during thunderstorms. Unplug electronic devices, including TV, computers, home entertainment systems, and corded phones inside the homes as they may cause electrocution or fires.
Be prepared to evacuate
Discuss evacuation plans with family and specify a meeting place when separated. Set the safe places to go to during strong rains and flood. Know the alternative routes to take to avoid flooded areas.