Preventions & Gadgets to Help you Overcome the Flooding Season

Leong Wah Sion
| March 2022

Here’s a list of ways to help you overcome or prevent any disasters from happening.

As they say, “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark”. This reminds us that it is better to get prepared before the disaster strikes.

Having been experiencing heavy downpours these past couple of days, it is safe to say, we are all currently experiencing another one of the rainy seasons in Southeast Asia—which is also a telltale sign of flash floods to come.

So if or when we’re the ‘Noah’ of this situation. What can we do to prepare and what we shouldn’t do when the flood strikes?

1) Make sure your floors are clean and free from hard objects. 


We have mentioned it before and we will mention it again. Keeping the floor clean is one of the most important safety precautions that you can take before a rainy season. Due to the nature of dust and garbage, moving around during hectic times can become quite difficult.

One of the easiest ways to prevent damages or injuries during floods is to make sure your flooring is free of small or big hard objects, as flash floods will move these objects around in an unpredictable manner. The worst-case scenario is that these objects can cause scratches and leave you vulnerable to infections during emergencies.DYSON CYCLONE V10

You can start by getting one of the best vacuum cleaners in the market - the Dyson Cyclone V10, the brand has a reputation for offering substantial suction, innovative design, and a fully-sealed system with washable filters for easy maintenance. With just SGD 679/ MYR 2499, you get the best out of its price for your cleaning sesh. Click on the price above and compare the prices with your local stores right now.

2) Stay updated with the latest weather forecast.


Staying updated at all times with the weather is crucial to either escaping the flood or preparing for when it strikes. Besides, you can also inform your family while ensuring their safety before something happens. Operating systems like iOS have pre-installed weather apps that give you an astute forecast of the weather, which in turn gives you more time to prepare for the worst.

APPLE SE SMARTWATCH W GPS

With a smart device like the Apple SE Watch with GPS, you get to check for weather conveniently anywhere at any given time. Not to mention its other useful functionality like heart-rate monitoring, convenient text messaging, or GPS app. Get the Apple Watch with around SGD 369 / MYR 1199 on our stores that come in multiple variations, and of course, the weather app is available for use in the smartwatch.

3) Have a pre-planned evacuation spot.


Make sure where you need to evacuate, it’s easier said than done. As there may be shorter routes to safety, take a day off and plan out your evacuation route, and when the worst-case scenario happens, make sure you know where to go.


XIAOMI MI WATCH SMARTWATCH W GPS

While Apple smartwatches are a little pricey, you can get fitness trackers that have the functionality of a smartwatch, as that usually does the trick. The Xiaomi Mi Watch, with an affordable price tag and a battery life of 16 days, will almost certainly help you in survival or emergency situations.


The AMOLED screen is crisp and bright, allowing you to use the watch’s function outdoors easily. Most importantly, it has a built-in GPS for accurate outdoor biking, hiking, traveling, or jogging activities, never losing track of where you are, or where you want to go with this smartwatch. This is a huge step up from what you’d normally get from the previous Mi Band as well. Get the smartwatch at SGD 169 / MYR 419 at Ximple now.

4) Make sure you have a sufficient battery on your communication device.


Having an important communication device like a mobile phone is very important when you are at remote locations pending rescue or looking for help. But these devices come with a weakness - draining batteries. If you have a chance to bring along your phone during the evacuation, make sure you have a power bank along as it may provide help during these situations.


XIAOMI REDMI FAST CHARGE POWER BANK

The Xiaomi Redmi Fast Charge Powerbank gives you the best battery bank for your smartphone, with 20000 mAh, it fully charges most smartphones out there in the market. Not to mention its fast-charge capability, which may help you find help as quickly as possible should your phone have its batteries drained.

With just SGD 28 / MYR 74.90, it's lightweight and compact size fit just any pocket, just make sure you have the right cable for your phone and you’re good to go.


5) Have a portable power station ready for all your electronics and gadgets.


Another great way to preserve the batteries of your electronic items would be having a portable power station ready, 

Floods can cause blackouts, and blackouts cause confusion. If you prefer a bigger power bank, make sure you have the Ecoflow Delta 1300 Portable Power Station (3300W), it charges multiple devices, even in-car appliances, CPAP machine, refrigerator, blender and more.ECOFLOW DELTA 1300 POWER STATION

 

For the price of SGD 2099 / MYR 5999, enjoy the fast charge ability of this power station from 0%-80% within 1 hour, with 6x AC outlets available, the large inverter load makes it a power bank for all home appliances and heavy-duty DIY tools as well.

These 5 Devices May Help You Overcome The Flooding Season


In the unfortunate chance that the flood has already struck, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind to do and not to do.

 

Dos:
  1. 1. Move to higher ground immediately—given that the flood is still shallow

2. Turn off the electricity and gas supply as they are the primary vector for electrocution and combustion

3. Safety first, materials and items can be salvaged later or be bought again.

 

Don’ts:

1. If the water is deep and flowing with a lot of debris, do not attempt to walk or drive through it.

2. Try your best to avoid contact with the water as there’s a good chance it might be contaminated.

3. Do not attempt to swim or dive into the water to reclaim lost items.


Last but not least, if you fail to recover any smartphones or smart gadgets in a moment of emergency, it is not the end of the world. Make sure you find a safe spot to avoid the flood first before getting help, we pray that our readers out there will keep themselves safe and sound amidst this flooding season. Like always, we will get through this together.


if you are looking to take physical precautions before these disasters hit, there are gadgets that help keep you in shape, if not, there is always something that suits you best, even besides flood prevention. For more smart home gadgets or appliances recommendations, check it out in the Ximple app.

 

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