‘Prepare emergency kit for unforeseen events’ expert urges

Heavy rains and strong winds usually strike with little or no warning. That is why a health expert is reminding the public to have a storm survival kit ready.
Date Posted: Mar 1, 2017

Heavy rains and strong winds usually strike with little or no warning. That is why a health expert is reminding the public to have a storm survival kit ready. This will come in handy, especially when evacuation is advised.

“Magtago tayo ng mga de lata, noodles, mineral water, flashlight at batteries,” Dr. Rey Salinel, an infectious disease expert, said.

During disasters, it is also good practice to monitor the news through television or radio to get the latest information and instructions from the country’s weather bureau.

Keeping umbrellas, raincoats and hooded rain jackets handy is also important when going outside.

Because the rainy season usually comes with a rise in cold and flu cases, Salinel suggests including in your family’s first-aid kit a vapor rub that may help relieve discomfort.

“‘Yung pagtulog at pagpapahinga [ay nakakatulong para gumaling agad] lalo na kung imamasahe ka pa na may kasamang vapor rub, ‘yung circulation sa ating kalamnan ay gumaganda [kaya gumagaan ang pakiramdam],” Salinel said.

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