Typhoon Tips

Before a typhoon strikes

  • Consistently have a reliable water supply for drinking, washing and bathing as these may be hard to access during and after the typhoon.
  • Always be updated on advisories regarding weather forecasts, you can log into the internet, watch the news and listen to the radio. PAG-ASA also has a twitter account in which you can follow them @PAGASAdost.
  • You can also access the PAG-ASA website at http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/
  • It would also be good to have stored food with long expiration dates such as canned good, crackers, cup noodles, and energy bars.
  • To prolong shelf life of your stored food just bring down the temperature of your refrigerator to its lowest
  • Make sure to have emergency equipment such as battery operated radios, batteries and flashlights. Also have vitamins, candles, blankets and fully charged cell phones and emergency lighting systems.
  • Make sure that the gutters of your roof and drainage system of your house are fully de-clogged.
  • Check if parts of your house needs repair as these parts may not be able to withstand the typhoon.
  • Don’t hesitate to report to PECO when you see trees, streamers, tarpaulins and other objects which are near power lines, you can also trim or take them down to avoid further hazards.
  • Once you have checked all of the above, don’t hesitate to share this information with your neighbours, relatives and friends as this will be of good use to them as well.


During the event of a typhoon

  •  Try to be updated regarding the typhoon by listening to weather forecasts through your battery operated radio
  • Remain inside your home during the typhoon since falling and flying debris could injure you. Especially watch out for fallen electrical wiring and stay away from them as these could possibly harm you.
  • Try not to use your home appliances during the typhoon, please unplug these.
  • In cases where in a flood might come inside your home, make sure your appliances are in the highest viable level of your home.
  • When the typhoon is strong, try turning off the circuit breaker of your home to avoid further electrical problems.


After the event of a typhoon

  •  Always remember that water is a conductor of electricity; with this in mind, the moment the storm has passed please do not turn on the circuit breaker, switches, and appliances without surveying your home for floods or wet areas.
  •  Be on the lookout for hazards such as damaged power lines, fallen trees, broken glasses, damaged structures and report these to the proper authorities.
  •  Please refrain from turning on corroded or damaged appliances which came from the typhoon or flood, try to have these repaired first.
  •  If there are electrical damages to the interior of your home, please report these to your electrician for repairs.
  • Lastly, do not hesitate to contact us by calling 333-PECO (7326) if ever there are damaged power lines, outages, trees or structures that could damage power lines and other matters in which we can be of service to our valued consumers.