Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Keeping homes safe during rainy season

The rainy season may mean cooler days but it also brings thunderstorms, floods, and strong winds that can cause accidents or lead to calamities.

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, tries to help its clients remain safe and secure by reinforcing its Dapat Lang advocacy campaign, which emphasizes the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole. Solane suggests precautionary steps families can take to protect lives and properties during inclement weather:

Be informed and stay alert. Be informed to avoid flashfloods, lightning and other dangerous conditions during the rainy season. Monitor your surroundings and keep track of the weather forecast through the internet, TV, or radio.

Prepare a disaster kit. Pack a disaster kit to sustain the family in the event of severe weather conditions. Kit should have essential items that will last for at least three days like potable water, first aid kit, medicines, food that doesn’t require cooking or refrigeration, portable and battery-operated radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.    

Safety during lightning. Stay indoors during thunderstorms. Unplug electronic devices, including TV, computers, home entertainment systems, and corded phones inside the homes as they may cause electrocution or fires.  

Be prepared to evacuate. Discuss evacuation plans with family and specify a meeting place when separated. Set the safe places to go to during strong rains and flood. Know the alternative routes to take to avoid flooded areas.

With proper and careful preparation, you and your family can avoid the dangers of the rainy season.

To know more about Solane, visit their new website www.solane.com.ph


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