01 July 2024

How to prepare for a hurricane or typhoon

👉 Follow us on our WhatsApp channel:  Recibe información por WhatsApp UNICEF Parenting  for more tips. Tropical storms bring destruction, fear and uncertainty. Follow our tips to help your family stay safe and be prepared. Arrow Jump to: ➡️ Facts about cyclones ➡️ How to prepare ➡️ What to do during a cyclone ➡️ What to do after a cyclone ➡️…, Facts about tropical storms, What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?, Hurricanes and typhoons are both terms for tropical cyclones. The only difference between them is location., What is a cyclone?, A cyclone is an extreme weather event that takes place when winds rotate inwards to low atmospheric pressure over warm waters., What is a hurricane?, A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that forms in the Atlantic Ocean with sustained winds of at least 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour., What is a typhoon?, A typhoon is a tropical cyclone that forms in the Pacific Ocean with sustained winds of at least 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour., How to prepare for a tropical storm, In Izabal, Guatemala, during the response to Julia Tropical Storm, people from the Cacao Frontera community are receiving their food supply. Talk to your family about tropical storm If you live in an area at risk, explain to your child in an age-appropriate way what these storms are like and how you will do everything you can to keep them safe.…, What to do during a tropical storm, In Anketa, Tulear, Atsimo Andrefana region, the whole neighborhood is still submerged in water left by Hurricane Freddy. Listen to local authorities Check your local news or radio station for weather updates and official advice. If you are advised to evacuate, grab your emergency kit and ID papers and do so immediately. If you have not been…, What to do after a tropical storm, The climate-resilient solar water pump system ensures adequate water supply and improve proper sanitation and hygiene practices of students and the community following the destruction of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte, Philippines. Continue to stay informed Before going outside or returning home, wait for the “all clear” from local authorities to…, Comforting your children after a tropical storm, On 7 September 2019, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Shirley Benemé and her daughter Guyana, 1, have been relocated to a Government Facility that serves as a shelter for families affected by the storm. Start the conversation and keep it open Make sure you provide your child with opportunities to talk…