Monday, August 24, 2015

Typhoon Goni is approaching! Prevention in cases of typhoons


Typhoon Goni is approaching! Prevention in cases of typhoons


As powerful typhoon Goni takes aim at Korea, you should know the methods of typhoon prevention.

1. What to do before the Typhoon? 

- Prepare a flashlight and radio handy, with fresh batteries.
- Stock up on food, potable water, kerosene, batteries and first-aid supplies.
- If your house is in a flood-prone area, go to the nearest designated evacuation center.
- Keep roads clear for emergency vehicles.
- Avoid low-lying areas, riverbanks, creeks and coastal areas, slopes, cliffs and foothills. Rains can trigger landslides, rockslides or mudslides.
- Check the safety evacuation areas and evacuation routed near your house.
- Move the car to a safe place.
- Secure the roof or signs than can be blown away. 
- If you have a garbage can, flower pot or some other objects on your balcony or in your garden, bring them inside the house in order to prevent them from blowing away in the strong winds.
- Put some craft tape or vinyl tape on the windows for reinforcement, and if your windows have shutters, close them.
- Check your house maintenance, and if necessary, fix and give reinforcements for the minimum damage.



2. What to do during the Typhoon?

- Do not get close to a broken utility pole or any cut/downed electric wire.
- Call 119 when a power transmission tower fells down.
- Lock the door and windows of your home securely.
- Children and seniors should stay indoors.
- Don’t wade through flooded area and do not attempt to cross flowing streams.
- Do not repair any electrical equipment.
- Monitor Radio, TV, and Internet news reports.
- Slow down the speed when you drive.
- Avoid walking or drive near construction sites.

3. What to do after the Typhoon? 

- Report city hall, gu office, or gun office when roads or water sewage system is damaged in your neighborhood.
- In case of flooding, turn off the main sources of electricity, gas and water in your home and don’t touch any of them until you get a direction from an expert.

◆Source: http://www.safekorea.go.kr

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