This is the official guide to the Malaysia Natural Disasters Survival Pack by MET
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The earthquake and tsunami of 2004 in the Indian Ocean shook this part of the world directly affecting several countries such as India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Malaysia, Myanmar, Seychelles, Somalia and Tanzania have also been affected, showing the great extent of the impact it has had on a global scale.
I remember feeling dizzy the morning this happened, not knowing that one of the deadliest natural disasters was about to happen.
Incidents like this will often take you by surprise, and much of it depends on where you are when the disaster strikes.
With interstate travel now open (and international travel soon!), Coastal destinations will likely be a top priority for vacationers looking for fun in the sun and the sea.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department recently posted an infographic on their Twitter about what to pack to prepare for an earthquake and tsunami threat.
For a household, they suggest an emergency bag which should contain the following items.
We’ve added additional comments to further support their suggestions:
- Important documents such as your identity cards, passport and birth certificate. Certified true copies will also do the trick in case you need the original on hand.
- Additional clothes, shoes and a blanket Not only will it keep you warm and covered, the fabric can also be used as a first aid.
- First aid kit and important medicines especially if you have diabetes or have other comorbidities.
- Whistle because they are louder than the human voice and their sound carries far beyond screaming if you need help.
- Canned food which will provide you with food like tuna, sardines, beans, corn, etc. Canned foods also work.
- Drink water because it is the key to survival. You can survive about three weeks without food, but without adequate drinking water you have about three days.
- Telephone and power bank it’s fully charged. Also, don’t forget the charging cable that connects your phone to the power bank!
- Hygiene kit with essentials like soap and disinfectant. Flossing is also good, and this urban survival site has listed 27 survival uses for dental floss.
- Mini portable battery operated radio because before you scrolled through social feeds for news, radio was (and still is) an important way to get your news fix. Make sure to teach your kids how to use one!
The sudden message from the Malaysian MET raised an eyebrow at this surfer who asked him if he was referring.
Tengah kasi index ke ni? Flash twice if yes
– Syfq (@pikyahan) October 15, 2021
Although this surfer felt it was his duty to inform the public that the context should have been provided with the post.
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