This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration dates on food, water and batteries and rotate your stock. Be sure window screens are in place and in good condition in the event the power is off for several days. If a typhoon is on the way, fill your vehicle with gas and start preparing your home. Wash all laundry and dishes, secure outdoor items that may come in contact with power lines, such as trash cans, barbecues, etc., and prepare for your pet's needs in case you have to evacuate. Check lanterns and flashlights and move your toolbox indoors in case it is needed for repairs. Clean out the refrigerator and discard any items that could spoil. As the danger gets closer, turn your refrigerator to its highest setting to help preserve foods if there is a power outage. Secure all windows and shutters. Remove furniture and carpets from areas where water may seep in. Fill washing machines and trash cans with water for washing. For drinking water, sterilize your bathtub and any other containers before filling them with water. Place rags or towels around the bottom of doors or other places where water could seep in, and sandbag around exterior doors. Have a mop and pail handy to clean up water. If you have to evacuate, turn off the main power switch. Take clothing, water and food to last for three to five days. When the typhoon hits, stay indoors and away from windows. After the danger has passed, remain indoors and be alert to hazardous conditions until an all clear has been declared.
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