GEO: Five Easy Steps to Help Minimize Typhoon Damages to Homes

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GEO: Five Easy Steps to Help Minimize Typhoon Damages to Homes

GEO: Five Easy Steps to Help Minimize Typhoon Damages to Homes

In light of the approaching typhoon, the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) shared with the public five precautionary measures to take to help keep their homes safe from natural disaster-related damages.

According to Director Huang, residents should be aware of the environment around their home and take precautionary measures early-on.

He offered five tips on what residents can do to help improve the safety of their homes: 

  • Clean out ditches and drains around your home. 
  • Clear out clogged drain holes on retaining walls. 
  • Remove rocks and other loose debris on nearby slopes. 
  • Prune heavy tree limbs to minimize safety hazards. 
  • Prepare emergency disaster kits (kits should include personal medication, communication device, illumination, important documents and IDs, whistle, life safety rope, rations, drinking water, clothing to keep you warm, and shoes).

Residents can also visit the Chinese website of GEO (http://www.tcge.taipei.gov.tw/) to check on the status of slopes and rainfall across Taipei to keep an eye on the latest development during typhoon.

GEO reminds residents to contact the agency if they notice any irregularities or signs of hazards near their house or nearby slopes.

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  • Updated: 2014-9-19 16:16
  • Reviewed: 2014-9-19 16:16
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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