Rainy Season Safety Tips 

The rainy season in the Philippines, spanning from June to November, brings a host of challenges, from heavy downpours and flooding to landslides and storm surges. As a tropical archipelago, the country is particularly vulnerable to typhoons and other weather-related hazards and as such, safety during the rainy season is crucial to protecting lives and property.

Because of this, we at Pacific Union would like to share some essential tips on how to stay safe, including preparation measures, and emergency responses, which aim to help residents navigate the often unpredictable and severe weather conditions typical of this time of year.

Stay Informed

One of the best ways to stay safe during this rainy season is to stay informed and keep up-to-date with the latest happenings. Tune in to your local TV or radio station, check the Internet for credible news, and read the latest reports from your local authorities. At the same time, take note of all the necessary hotlines in the event of an emergency. 

Avoid Flooded Areas

Another safety measure is to avoid flooded areas whether on foot or driving your vehicle. Stay clear of flood water as it can contain hidden hazards or contaminants that can lead to disease and poor health.

Drive Safe

While on the road, make sure to drive at a reasonable and safe pace for the safety of you, your passengers, and other motorists. Remember to stay cautious, especially during times when the weather can lead to little to zero visibility as these can hinder your vision and lead to potential collisions.

Prevent Disease

The rainy season can increase the risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and more. To prevent such illnesses, drink only clean and filtered water and avoid at all costs food that has been exposed to floodwaters. Staying vigilant at situations like these can help avoid a trip to the hospital. 

Emergency Kits

Last but not least, make sure to have emergency kits or go-bags ready for urgent situations. Ready items such as your cellular phone, first-aid kit, flashlight, non-perishable food, and other essentials you might need in the event of an emergency.