JIS: What You Should Do to Prepare

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Guam – The Joint Information Center has issued the following advise to resident on what to do to prepare for the passing of Typhoon Francisco.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TONIGHT:

We provide you these tips so you can take all precautions. You should take these precautions even if you believe this is not a strong storm. The weather can be deceiving.

Prepare a disaster kit that will last you up to 72 hours.

Items should include:
·      Bottled water
·      Canned goods
·      Toiletries
·      Baby needs
·      First aid kit
·      Prescription medications
·      Blanket
·      Candles and matches
·      Flashlights
·      Batteries
·      AM/FM Radio

Secure your home:
·      Close shutters
·      Secure loose debris
·      Ensure pets are tied and in a safe location (bring them indoors when COR 1 is declared)
·      Charge all your electronics that require power for charging

Make a Plan:
·      Know your village Mayor’s contact information
·      Know your nearest evacuation shelter
·      Plan a safe route to your shelter or secure location

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TOMORROW

·      Monitor information on radio/TV outlets, the Governor’s Facebook page (Eddie Baza Calvo), and Guam Homeland Security Facebook (Guam Homeland) for storm and information updates
·      Driving during C.O.R. 1 is extremely dangers; stay indoors and do not drive
·      Call 911 in a life-threatening emergency
·      Stay indoors until the Joint Information Center or a reliable news source announces C.O.R. 4, or “All Clear”
·      Contact your village Mayor should you need evacuation