Six typhoon preparation tips

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    The typhoon season is upon us and it is important to be prepared for every possible scenario that may ensue.

    AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, shares some tips on how to secure yourself, your family, and your home from weather disturbances and their aftermath.

    Stock up on essential items. The lifespan of a typhoon varies but it can typically last for a few days to a week. Make sure that you have enough food, medicine, hygiene products and other emergency supplies until the storm passes.

    Prepare for power outages. To lessen the inconvenience of not having electricity, make sure that all important gadgets are fully charged. Make sure emergency lights and flashlights are working and you have extra batteries, candles and a lighter on hand.

    Stay updated. Check reliable news sources regularly so you can monitor the storm warning signal, cancellation of classes and work, directions of local authorities and other updates on the typhoon.

    Boost your immune system. Protect your health during typhoon season because heavy rains and flooding can increase the transmission of water and vector-borne diseases like typhoid fever and dengue. To avoid getting infected, drink plenty of water, eat nutritious food, wash your hands, get enough sleep, and exercise.

    Develop an evacuation plan. Be familiar with the location of nearby evacuation centers and the fastest routes there in case the situation becomes unsafe. In addition, memorize or list down the emergency hotlines. Also, try AXA Rescue Line through the EMMA by AXA app for free and easy access to 24/7 emergency services.

    Secure your property. Before the typhoon hits, do a quality check of your house. You can also prepare for any possible property damages with insurance packages from AXA Philippines like Home Security and Comprehensive Car Insurance Online that can provide coverage against acts of nature, including typhoons.