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Tips on How to Prepare for Typhoon Hagupit

Philippines is subject to yet another supertyphoon, and our friends from Google and Globe Telecom have a few tips to share to everyone so we could prepare as much as we can before we feel the wrath of typhoon Hagupit.

Typhoon Hagupit as of 8:46PM, December 4, 2014 (through earth.nullschool.net)

Typhoon Hagupit as of 8:46PM, December 4, 2014 (through earth.nullschool.net)

We’ve previously reported on Google Public Alerts that now warns Filipinos of upcoming typhoons. It not only does that but it also displays information about the storm as well as evacuation plans. This time, the crisis map for typhoon Hagupit has now been posted in addition to the main public alert page and ready to be viewed (just hit the links). Google Public Alerts is accessible through Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Now. Click here to know more about it.

On the other hand, Globe Telecom encourages us to charge our cellphones and other mobile devices in case we experience power shortages. The following are a few tips on how to conserve the battery life of our gadgets:

  • Log off or turn off unnecessary mobile apps or at least disable push notifications for nonessential apps
  • Turn off unnecessary radios such as GPS, blue tooth and Wi-Fi.
  • Switch off vibrate function and utilize ring tone instead.
  • Turn off sync function.
  • Dim LCD screens and shorten screen timeout
  • Minimize notifications and use phone only when necessary
  • Customers in areas identified in the path of Typhoon Hagupit should also make sure their respective lists of contacts are in order. Contact lists should include emergency numbers such as the nearest hospital

You can also read on our 7 Important Tech Tips for the Stormy Season.

{Source: Google and Globe Telecom}

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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4 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Fully charge your powerbanks guys! And remember to install firechat. If everthing fails, adhoc networks will prevail as long as there’s power.

  2. Plasticnatroll says:

    Galing ni Easy E. Pag ibang tao ang may nakakatulong na comment mayabang at nagmamagaling pero ganon din pala gagawin mo. Gusto mo kasi ikaw lang ang matalino sa yugatech ulol

  3. ewanlangha says:

    hmmm, mobile devices on carriers?
    maybe a glimmer of hope there, coz when strong winds comes in most of the cell towers will go down.

    an AM radio is still a must
    and those old tech CB bands comms if you have it

  4. ewanlangha says:

    forgot to add
    get those tupperware like containers
    with water tight covers
    they’re best for cellphones and small flashlights
    they come in all sizes

    ziploc bags are not for tough times

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