May 29, 2017

Survival Guide for the Rainy Season

The rainy season may be upon you sooner than you think. And with the rainy season, comes a number of risks that can come to you and your family. Out of any survival guide you may have read, the guide about the rainy season is one you should not ignore.

Like any other potential natural calamity, preparing for it can be an easy task to accomplish. All you’ll ever need are the essentials and the necessary skills to survive the season. With that said, here’s a guide that may help you in getting through the rainy season.

1.  Stay Hydrated

This is not an allusion to the topic at hand. With the risk of flashfloods, usually preceding with heavy rains, staying hydrated is a great start to surviving the season. Though the rain is endless with water, you never know if it’s actually safe to consume due to pollution. To get a step ahead, stock up on water and drink regularly. When you’re constantly hydrated, you’ll be able to be at full alert at all times.

2.  Prepare a Survival Kit

Speaking of stocking up on water, that is definitely a great essential to your survival kit. Other things that should be included are food, medicine, clothes, rain gear, first-aid, and other things that would last for several days or weeks at a time.

Another thing that should be included in your kit are your electronics and spare batteries when needed. Just be sure to properly seal your gadgets in waterproof bags so you’ll still be able to use them in times of crises. Also, never forget your Umbrella as you never know how heavy the rain will be.

3.  Get Updated

When rain starts to become heavier, that’s the time to get serious. As much as possible, tune in your radio or television to the news so you can gather more information on the weather. Whether there’s an upcoming thunderstorm, monsoon, or worst case scenario, a full-blown hurricane, it never hurts to get more information.

Also, be sure to take note if ever the news announces on upcoming venues for evacuation so that if the time comes, you and your family are ready to go.

4.  Seal any Hole or Crack in your Home

When your home’s endurance to weather and other natural elements is strong, it can withstand almost anything. If otherwise, then it’s time to take the necessary steps in fortifying it.

With heavy rains coming down, there is a chance that water may seep into your home through visible cracks around your home. To get this done, all you’ll need is sealant and cover the cracks and there you go. Be sure to get every area of your house as possible, particularly any room that involves plumbing or connected to the outside.

5.  Keep Electronics Unplugged

If water seeps in your house, it’s best to keep your electronics safe from harm, which in turn keeps you safe from harm. By keeping them unplugged, you’re saving our house from further risks such as a fire or any potential electrocution.

These tips are just some of the numerous ones that can serve as your guide. When the rain does come, get prepared and stay dry.

Author bio :
Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveler because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home.  Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.

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