We just had another destructive typhoon experience last weekend. This weather disturbance is known as Mario (Fung-Wong).
The fact that it almost came closed to being compared with that of Ondoy or Ketsana that took a lot of lives and destroyed a massive amount of infrastructure, means is it a very big one.
A lot of families places where the floodwater rose five years ago during Ondoy did not experience the same harrowing experience. Some were ready with their emergency kits and extra food.
So, what’s in an emergency kit?
- OTC meds with expiration date a year or two more
- Soap and shampoo
- Candles and matches
- Flashlight and extra batteries (make sure these are still fresh and have not leaked at all)
- Towels, extra bedsheet and tissue paper.
- Extra cash
- Canned food
- First-aid kit.
If I missed something I’m sure, merz apothecary can help you with these items I was not able to include.
What we don’t need are the situations that call for the use of these items in the kit. Wouldn’t that be better?