MANILA, Philippines – When disaster strikes, do you know what to do?
The Philippines is prone to a lot of natural hazards since it rests in the Pacific Typhoon Belt and on the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Besides volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and floods, the country faces an average of 20 typhoons a year.
Various parts of Metro Manila and surrounding provinces are also at risk of experiencing a worst-case scenario of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake once the West Valley Fault moves. Dubbed “The Big One,” the earthquake may happen in our lifetime, experts say. (READ: How to know if your area is near a fault line)
With all these possible hazards threatening the Philippines, it’s best to be prepared for any eventuality.
What are the little things you can do to prepare for disasters? Watch this video and share your thoughts on Rappler. – Rappler.com
Script by Samantha Bagayas | Animation by Janina Malinis