Gearing up for a Typhoon during a Pandemic
When it rains, it pours.
The rainy season is here and this year there’s a catch. Because of the COVID-19 crisis resulting to quarantines and stricter “new normal” rules, gearing up for rainstorms and typhoons during the rainy season has never been this challenging. This pandemic crisis has given us plenty of lessons and it seems that we’re going to be getting more of these and will be (hopefully) learning from them in the coming months.
Typhoon Ambo has recently hit some of our communities in the country. It wasn’t as strong and destructive as the previous typhoons but it still left exponential damages in our farmers’ crops, residential houses, and other infrastructures. We’re told that we’re not ready for the pandemic and now we just witnessed that we’re also not ready for a strong typhoon during a pandemic. On one hand, some of our fellow countrymen had to follow social distancing in evacuation areas or temporary shelters which has been proven to be quite difficult especially to the families who were forced to stay in the community’s small gymnasium or evacuation areas. On the other hand, our farmers had to address the damaged and wasted crops while planting new batches so they can continue providing for their families.
According to PAGASA or the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, which monitors and analyses our country’s weather cycles, the Philippines gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year. This means that we are expecting more typhoons in the coming months and we’re going to deal with this while dealing with the pandemic and “new normal” measures. How can we help prepare ourselves and our families in the next typhoon?
Stocking up is key
Our news and weather stations are always keen in alarming and giving the community some daily updates days before the typhoon makes a landfall in a certain area in our country. We particularly use this time in being proactive and in physically and mentally preparing the entire household for what’s to come. Just because we’re on serious quarantines doesn’t mean that you can’t properly prepare for this one too. Here are some helpful tips in stocking up during this time:
- Buy groceries online – skip the risk of going out and avoid enduring those long lines at the grocery store. It doesn’t mean that you’re free to go out and can finally skip home quarantining just because everyone’s going out and quarantine measures are slightly relaxed. The virus is still here and we still haven’t flattened the curve so if there’s no need to go out then continue staying at home. Before the typhoon makes its landfall, make sure to shop and buy online grocery. There’s plenty of Davao Online Grocery Shops, like the Malagos Homegrown Produce, that are offering shopping and delivery services at your convenience. Malagos Homegrown Produce helps you in preparing for your family’s health during this time by providing fresh produce that will boost the mind, body, and soul.
- Stock up wisely - just because it’s available doesn’t mean you have to buy it now. When gearing or stocking up for a coming typhoon, one must always think of the essentials and must know how to properly store these essentials. While doing your online grocery and delivery in Davao, make sure to not just buy canned goods but also fresh produce. You can look up online on how to properly store them so you can maximize their health benefits. Give your family healthy and all-natural options during this time to avoid any sickness. For your homegrown and all-natural essentials, check out Malagos Homegrown Produce.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Trust the Malagos Homegrown Produce for all your homegrown essentials during this time. Continue staying safe in your homes and maintain a healthy lifestyle by consuming fresh produce and products prepared by trusted local farmers, bakers, chefs, and employees. Malagos Homegrown Produce continues to bring nature’s bounty closer to you, delivering all that local goodness from Mondays to Saturdays.