National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson, Director Edgar Posadas, stressed the importance of disaster preparedness among families. “We are very concerned about the basic (unit) of our society, (which) is the family, lalo na for Pinoys. We’re very family-oriented. Hindi nalilihis yung disaster preparedness and even resilience d’un sa gan’ung framework,” Posadas says.
(We are very concerned about the basic (unit) of our society, (which) is the family, especially for Filipinos. We’re very family-oriented. Disaster preparedness and even resilience are compatible with that framework.)
Here is a simple family preparedness checklist,according to the NDRRMC:
- Make a family evacuation plan.
- Identify threats that beset the community and the family.
- Prepare a go bag with enough supplies for all family members.
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