Rainy Season: The Basics

TYPHOONS are coming, how ready are you?

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA), in a report, announced that the rainy season has officially begun last May 24.

The weather bureau also reported on Sunday that they are expecting a tropical cyclone to enter the country.

Though it does not rain every day, here are some basic tips that you might need to keep you dry on pouring days.

1.Extra slippers and rain boots

-Especially when you are commuting, it is very helpful to bring extra slippers or boots in your bag or in or keep them in your school or workplace. You don’t want to risk your precious shoes on rainy days.

2.Umbrella and rain coat

-This is the very basic but most of us tend to forget them so here’s a reminder for y’all to always keep an umbrella and a raincoat these days.

3. Keep some emergency supplies

-With the threat of typhoons coming in our country this season, storing emergency supplies is really a must. Emergency supplies include:

Canned/instant food and drinking water – so you will have something to eat when the storm hits and you can’t go out of your house.

Flashlight/s- power outage is inevitable so always make sure that your emergency lights are charged or that you have extra batteries for it.

Chargeable/battery powered radio – yes, in the era of smart phones radio sounds so old school but you will need this to keep up with the news when there’s no electricity or when you’re phone is out of juice.

4.Be wary of mosquitoes

-Stagnant water is a common problem during the rainy days, so make sure to keep your surroundings clean and free from stagnant water that may serve as a birthing place of mosquitoes. According to the Department of Health even bottle caps no matter how small they are can serve as a place for mosquito eggs to survive.

Stay safe and dry this rainy season!

*As Published in SunStar Davao on July 6, 2016*

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