What Should Be In Your Emergency Go Bags, According To The Philippine Red Cross

‘It’s more than important to always be prepared.'
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Over the past few days, we have received constant reminders from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) that Taal Volcano is on Alert Level 4, meaning another eruption is highly possible. Fissures have also appeared across various towns in Batangas, which is a sign that magma is moving towards Taal’s crater.

Natural disasters are unpredictable, and it’s best to always be prepared for them. Every household should always have emergency kits and go bags ready for when disaster strikes. That said, the Philippine Red Cross released a list of the basic things that should be in your go bags and kits: 

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Lifeline Kit

  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • First Aid Kit
  • Potable Water

Special Items for Adults

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Insulin
  • Ready-to-eat Food
  • Whistle
  • Dust Mask
  • Spare Batteries
  • Utility Rope and Cord
  • Important Documents

Special Items for Babies

  • Diapers
  • Medications

For extra caution, we also recommend to include the following:

  • Photocopies of your valid IDs and other documents
  • Sanitary pads
  • Clean underwear
  • Blankets
  • Cash
  • A set of fresh clothes
  • A laminated list of emergency numbers

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