Typhoon Safety Tips and Emergency Numbers

Tisoy PH is the first typhoon in the Philippines in 2019 which seems to be affecting the whole nation.  The wort of it is that it came during SEA Games 2019. For the safety of everyone here are some TYPHOON SAFETY TIPS and emergency numbers to be remembered during times like these.

Safety Tips Before a Typhoon

Among these tips include very practical and timely reminders on how to prepare before, during and after a typhoon.  Remember that you should not underestimate these natural occurrences.

  1. Store an adequate supply of food and clean water.  Prepare food that need not be cooked.
  2. Keep flashlights, candles, power banks, and battery-powered radios within easy reach.
  3. Keep your mobile phones and power banks fully charged.
  4. Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.  Check out www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph or visit their Facebook page.
  5. Examine your house and repair its unstable parts.
  6. Harvest crops that can be yielded already.
  7. Secure domesticated animals in a safe place.
  8. For fisher folks, place boats in a safe area.
  9. Should you need to evacuate, bring clothes, first aid kit, candles/flashlight, battery-powered radio, food, etc.

Safety Tips During a Typhoon

Here are some very practical and timely reminders during a typhoon.

  1. Stay inside the house.
  2. Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
  3. If safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes.  Place it in a container with cover.
  4. Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
  5. Do not wade through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases,
  6. If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders:
    • Evacuate calmly.
    • Close the windows and turn off the main power switch.
    • Put important appliances and belongings

Typhoon Safety Tips After the Storm

Here are some typhoon safety tips right after the typhoon has passed by your area.  Remember that there is a quick calm within the typhoon or during the passing of the eye of the typhoon, so be safe.

  1. If your house is destroyed, make sure that it is stable when you enter.
  2. Beware of dangerous animals such as snakes that may have entered your house.
  3. Watch out for live wires or outlets immersed in water.
  4. Report damaged electrical cables and faller electrical posts to the authorities.
  5. Do not let water accumulate in tires, cans or pots to avoid creating a favorable condition for mosquito breeding.

Typhoon Safety Tips and Emergency Numbers

Remember the emergency contact numbers below, write it down and keep it with you always.

Typhoon Safety Tips and Emergency Numbers

 

NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (NDRRMC) HOTLINES

Trunk lines:

  • (02) 8911-5061 to 65 local 100

Operations Center:

  • (02) 8911-1406
  • (02) 8912-2665
  • (02) 8912-5668
  • (02) 8911-1873

NDRRMC Hotlines for Luzon

  • Office of Civil Defense – National Capital Region:
    • (02) 8421-1918
    • (02) 8913-2786
  • Office of Civil Defense – Region I:  (072) 607-6528
  • Office of Civil Defense – Region IV-A:  (049) 531-7266
  • NDRRMC Region IV-B:  (043) 723-4248
  • NDRRMC – Cordillera Administrative Region:
    • (074) 304-2256
    • (074) 619-0986
    • (074) 444-5298
    • (074) 619-0986

Office of the Civil Defense Regional Office Telephone Directory

Region I:

  • (072) 607-6528
  • (072) 700-4747

Region II:

  • (078) 304-1630
  • (078) 304-1631

Region III:

  • (045) 455-1526
  • (045) 455-0033

Region IV-A:

  • (049) 834-4344
  • (049) 531-7266
  • TF (049) 531-7279

Region IV-B:

  • (043) 723-4248
  • (043) 702-9361

Region V:

  • (052) 742-1176
  • +63917-574-7880 (Globe)
  • +63928-505-3861 (Smart)

Region VI:

  • (033) 336-9353
  • (033) 337-6671
  • (033) 509-7319

Region VII:

  • (032) 416-5025
  • (032) 253-6162
  • (032) 253-8730
  • +63917-947-5666 (Globe)
  • +63949-471-0009 (Smart)

 

Department of Social Welfare and Development

Text Hotline:

  • 0918-912-2813

Trunk line:

  • (02) 8931-8101 to 07

Disaster Response Unit:

  • (02) 8856-3665
  • (02) 8852-8081

 

RED CROSS

National Blood Center:

  • Trunk line: 143
  • (02) 8527-8385 to 95
  • (02) 8527-0000
  • (02) 8790-2300

Disaster Management Office:

Emergency Response Unit:

  • 134 (Staff), 132 (Manager), 133 (Radio Room)
  • (02) 8790-2300 local 604
  • Telefax:
  • (02) 8527-0864

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DILG)

Trunk line: (02) 8876 3454

Philippine National Police (PNP)

  • Emergency Hotline: 117
  • (02) 8722-0650
  • Text hotline: 0917-847-5757

Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)

Direct line:

  • (02) 8426-0219
  • (02) 8426-0246

Philippine Coast Guard

Telefax:

  • (02) 8527-8481 to 89
  • (02) 8527-3877
  • (02) 8527-3880 to 85
  • (02) 8527-8482 local 6291
  • Text hotline:
  • 0917-PCG-DOTC (0917-724-3682)
  • 0918-967-4697

METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MMDA)

Hotline: 136

Trunk line:

Viber:

  • (02) 8882-4151 to 77
  • local 337 (Rescue)
  • local 1096 (Metrobase)
  • local 1135 Road Safety)
  • local 1168 (Public Safety)
  • local 1169 (Road Emergency)
  • local 1162/ 1163 (Flood Control)
  • local 1070 (Anti-Jaywalking)
  • 0939-922-7161

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOTr)

DOTr Action Center Hotline:

Trunk line:

Telefax:

  • 7890
  • (02) 8790-8300
  • (02) 8726-4925

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)

Operations Center:

  • (02) 7944-2030
  • (02) 7944-2031

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)

Text hotline:

  • 0917-839-6242 (TEXNAIA)
  • 0918-918-6242

Trunk lines:

  • (02) 8877-1109 (Terminals 1, 2 & 4)
  • (02) 8877-7888 (Terminal 3)

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC)

Trunk line: (045) 499-1464

Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA)

Operations: (032) 340-0228

Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)

Public Assistance Hotline:

  • Trunk lines: 165-66
  • (02) 8853-7259
  • (02) 8854-5996

Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)

Administrator Office:

  • (02) 8523-9078
  • (02) 8526-0971
  • (02) 8524-2895
  • Call and Text hotline:  0917-SUMBONG (7862664)
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)

LTO Text hotline:

  • Text LTOHELP to 2600 (All networks)
  • Trunk line: (02) 8922-9061 to 63

PHILIPPINE ATMOSPHERIC, GEOPHYSICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (PAGASA)

Trunk line: (02) 8284-0800

Manila Water

  • Hotline: 1627

Maynilad

  • Text Hotline: 1626
  • 0998-864-1446

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