Friday, October 28, 2011

How to prepare yourself before the flood

Pattaya Mail (Thailand): Safeguarding Bangkok from floods has been a major challenge for the government throughout the past few months. However, after several unsuccessful attempts to keep the capital dry, it is now time for the city people to adjust to a new soggy life. This special report will give you basic tips which can help lower losses to be brought on by the deluge. For those living in areas where the floods are certain to come, here are the arrangements you can make on your own.
  • Estimate Possible Losses : Making financial assessment of the damage will enable you to plan your house restoration budget better and prioritize your properties by importance at the same time. You may find that the house clean-up job costs less than expected, thanks to the prior damage estimation.
  • Familiarize Yourself with the Disaster Warning System : Flood disaster has been uncommon in the well-protected Bangkok for a long time. Now, it is time for the city people to learn to memorize warning signals which could be made in the form of gunshots or flares. Always keep yourself updated on the official announcements so that you can distinguish the signal sounds.
  • Keep the Safe Routes in Mind ...
  • Prepare Survival Necessities...
  • Keep Your Properties Safe : Check whether there are any leaks or cracks in your house, which the flood water can squeeze in and fix them. Installation of flood prevention system is also necessary. You may leave your cars at your relatives’ houses. Anyway, make sure that their houses are high enough. Free parking provided by the government or other agencies may be packed now. Using parking service of a condominium is another option....
Thammasat University's Rangsit Campus in Changwat Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, is inundated with 2-metre-high water on October 24, 2011 and becomes a lake. Shot by Clumsily, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

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