On top of that, we seem poorly prepared for the eventualities of these disasters. You only need to recall Typhoon Ondoy’s devastating aftermath. This article on Spot.PH adds that Metro Manila is ill-equipped to face an earthquake, which is something that is likely to happen some time in the future, given the activity in the West Valley Fault.
These reports all point out to one thing—we should never be complacent. While we cannot stop Mother Nature from throwing a tantrum, we should always be prepared to face disaster once it strikes. In the slide show below, we’ve shared 12 tips to help give you a head start on preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.
Want to check out other articles in FN’s Survival Guide series? Some of the articles linked below might prove helpful:
- How to Prepare Your Home against Earthquakes
- FN Survival Guide: What to Do in a Flood
- How to Practice Earthquake Safety in the Workplace
- First Aid Kits, Flashlights, and Other Essentials for Typhoons, Floods, and Other Disasters
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