During a large-scale natural or man-made disaster, we cannot expect to depend on emergency services or the government; all resources will be stretched to their limit. Our neighbors and friends will also be busy trying to save their own families and property. It may be several days or even weeks before help comes so we must plan to help ourselves until the crisis passes.

However, helping yourself doesn't mean isolating yourself. Depending on the scale of the disaster, we may also need to help with rebuilding our community afterwards.

Preparedness begins at home

We hear that Manila is not prepared to handle a major disaster but there are many things we can do to minimize the impact to your own household. Preparedness begins at home and preparing Manila means ensuring that enough families take simple steps to look after themselves.

Join the discussion on how we can build a more resilient city by preparing our own households.

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