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How to prepare for natural disasters

by Weena/ITPIPublished: July 22, 2014Updated: July 22, 2014

As July is declared as National Disaster Consciousness Month, ITPI lists down the essentials in disaster prevention.

They say that prevention is better than cure, and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to natural disasters. Considering that the Philippines experiences numerous natural calamities each year – from typhoons, floods, to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions – it is important that you know the basics when preparing for natural disasters. Being ready would greatly reduce the risks and harm that a natural calamity might cause. It can save your home and other belongings from damage, and even save lives.

As July is declared as National Disaster Consciousness Month, we list down the essentials in disaster prevention. Here are simple steps that you can take to prepare for natural disasters.

While these steps are helpful in preventing or minimizing disasters, there are also other factors at play that can further reduce the risks of damage during natural calamities. For instance, the way structures are built and where they are located can have great impact on the safety of their occupants.

It is important then that property developers and architects should take into consideration the climate and locality of the place when building and designing homes. In essence, structures should be built with the environment in mind. Avoid building your home in flood-prone areas. Do not use substandard construction materials.

Buildings should be disaster-resilient and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Through the application of methods and best practices in sustainable development, homes can be more secure and the effects from natural disasters can be mitigated.


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