Nationwide quake drill on Nov. 14

first_imgDuring Thursday’s drill, somescenarios to be simulated include people sustaining injuries or suffering fromstroke due to an earthquake. Yesterday, PDRRMO personnel started visitingvarious provincial capitol offices and gave earthquake preparednessorientation. Some could not execute correctly thebasic “drop, cover and hold” position, he observed. 7. If you’re in the kitchen, move awayfrom the refrigerator, stove, and overhead cupboards. 1. If you’re in a high-rise buildingand you are not near a desk or table, move against an interior wall, andprotect your head with your arms. Do not use the elevators. Do not be surprisedif the fire alarm or sprinkler systems come on. The drill aims to test how preparedthe people and government agencies are when earthquake strikes, said Dr. JerryBionat, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(PDRRMO). 8. If you’re in a stadium or theater,stay in your seat and protect your head with your arms. Do not try to leaveuntil the shaking is over. Then leave in a calm, orderly manner. 2. If you’re outdoors, move to a cleararea, away from trees, signs, buildings, or downed electrical wires and poles. 5. If you’re in a crowded store orother public place, do not rush for exits. Move away from display shelvescontaining objects that could fall. 6. If you’re in a wheelchair, stay init. Move to cover, if possible, lock your wheels, and protect your head withyour arms. 3. If you’re on a sidewalk nearbuildings, duck into a doorway to protect yourself from falling bricks, glass,plaster, and other debris. ILOILO – The provincial government isjoining the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on Nov. 14. The drill will begin at 9 a.m. During the earthquake drill, allregular activities at the provincial capitol would be temporarily halted. “Angaton responders ma-conduct firstaid and patient transfer (carrying and loading) to an  ambulance,” said Bionat. DROP,COVER, AND HOLD TIPS It is suggested that during anearthquake people should drop down to the floor, take cover under a sturdy table or desk(arms covering the head), and holdon until the shaking stops. 4. If you’re driving, pull over to theside of the road and stop. Avoid overpasses, power lines, and other hazards.Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking is over. After an earthquake, be prepared foraftershocks, and plan where you will take cover when they occur. (johnmartin.com/PN)last_img read more

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Indonesia gearing up for friendly against Hong Kong

first_imgJakarta: Indonesia’s national football team is gearing up for a friendly match against Hong Kong on Tuesday.The match will take place at the Wibawa Mukti sports stadium in the West Javan city of Cikarang. Interim Indonesia coach Bima Sakti said on Monday that his charges had meticulously planned for the international friendly.”Hong Kong has some good players, which will give us an opportunity to determine which of our players should play more in future matches,” he said. IANSlast_img

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