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Dealing with emergency situations in Chile

Hello everybody,

Dealing with unexpected situations abroad can be a very difficult matter. In order to better help expats and soon-to-be expats in Chile face such tricky situations, we invite you to share your advice and experience.

What are the key emergency numbers you should know by heart?

In the event of a legal problem, an accident, a natural disaster, an injury or the death of a close family member, what are the first things to do in Chile?

What are the things to plan ahead in order to better cope with such unexpected situations (registration at the Embassy, transport, medical, comprehensive insurance for instance)?

If you have gone through such experiences in Chile, do not hesitate to share your story.

Thank you in advance!


This is my experience in Chile:

In the case og an 8.8 magnitude earthquake  once you start "dancing"with the quake  the first tihnk you need is to put clothes and shoes on because of the debree.
Form that day onwared I alsocarry a small 2AA battery operated handheld AM/FM radio (line this> … 01-chrome/   because they can pick a lot of things and usually last over a week, and also a handheld lantern

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