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West Valley Fault Preparations Part 3: Kits and Plans

This third of three posts about preparing for the predicted Valley Fault earthquake that will devastate the Greater Metro Manila area discusses in more detail having your own emergency supply kit and detailed disaster plans for the family and workplace/school. I recommend assembling your own supply kit instead of a pre-made one that may lack some essentials or contain unimportant things relative to your own circumstances. Disaster plans must be mastered and practiced by all members. Continue reading

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West Valley Fault Preparations Part 1: Maps and Home Safety Check

This first of three posts about preparing for the predicted Valley Fault earthquake that will devastate the Greater Metro Manila area discusses the fault system atlas launched by government agencies in May 2015 as well as affected settlements, and a 12-point checklist evaluating your home’s integrity and safety launched in February 2014. If you live in Metro Manila, I recommend you download these documents and study them. Continue reading

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11 things to prepare in the face of a typhoon

So there’s now talk again of bracing for a new “supertyphoon” to hit our beloved┬ácountry (PAGASA will not officially use the super-typhoon classification until next year, according to its administrator Vicente Malano, as they will raise awareness on such first – although the US Navy already classifies it as such), comparable to 2012’s Typhoon Bopha … Continue reading