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How to prepare for Typhoon Lingling Updated: 2019-09-07 12:18:30 KST

The Korea Meteorological Administration says record-breaking winds are on their way to the southern and western islands and coastal areas.
To prepare, if you're in the storm's path, you're advised to keep your smartphone close and/or follow the news on the TV or the radio.
Stay indoors if possible, but if you have to go out, keep away from construction sites and traffic lights.

"According to research, taping the window pane can do little to protect them in case of strong winds. So, it's important to fasten the window by taping its frame. If you apply a safety film, it can also minimize the damage from shattered glass."

If you are driving, slow down and do not take roads next to streams or rivers.
Anything that the wind might blow away should be fastened securely.

"When a typhoon hits, flooding is the most common hazard. So, it's important to check the sewers and drainage to make sure they are working properly. But, if your property becomes flooded, do not go inside. Even if the water is drained, you should get help from the authorities as the presence of home appliances pose dangers of electric shock."

If you live in an area where there might be a landslide or a flood, you should learn the community evacuation plan and how to get to the closest safe house.
It's also important to have a first-aid kit in case of an emergency.
Eum Ji-young, Arirang News.
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