Explainer: What are the items you should have in your emergency bag?

Explainer: What are the items you should have in your emergency bag?

Recently, consecutive earthquakes hit different parts of the Philippines. While there is no way to stop natural disasters from happening, there are still some ways you can do to be prepared if an emergency happens.

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KAMI listed the items you should have in your emergency bag/kit that you could quickly grab if ever an earthquake, flood, or landslide occurs. Also, there are ways listed that you can do when an earthquake strikes in your place and the emergency hotlines you can contact.

As reported by the Philippine Star, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) listed the items you can include in your kit:

  1. Whistle
  2. Flashlight and batteries
  3. First aid kit
  4. Emergency medication (medicines for fever, diarrhea, wound, etc.)
  5. Drinking water
  6. Personal effects/sanitary supplies/toiletries (extra clothing, undergarments, tissue, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.)
  7. Portable radio with batteries
  8. Ready to eat food - crackers, granola bars, dried fruit, canned goods, sweet hard candies
  9. Candles and matches
  10. Blanket

Additional items you can include:

  1. Money
  2. Slippers
  3. Old newspapers
  4. Pen and paper
  5. Rope (avoid nylon)
  6. IDs with blood type and essential documents
  7. Raincoat and boots

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Here are some tips you can do before, during, and after an earthquake:

Here are the emergency hotlines you can contact in times of disasters:

  • National Emergency Hotline - 911
  • Red Cross - 143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95

Always remember to do the DUCK, COVER, and HOLD!

Be prepared and stay safe!

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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