How can we stay safe during a cyclone

Safety Measures

  1. Stay informed about cyclone warnings and updates through reliable sources such as local authorities, meteorological departments, or news channels.
  2. Stay indoors and seek shelter in a safe room or area away from windows and exterior walls.
  3. Identify a safe room or area in your home, preferably an interior room on the ground floor without windows, and reinforce it if necessary.
  4. Prepare an emergency kit with essential supplies such as food, water, medications, flashlight, batteries, first aid supplies, and a portable radio.
  5. Secure or bring indoors any outdoor furniture, equipment, or objects that may become projectiles.
  6. Avoid using landline phones and electrical appliances during the cyclone to reduce the risk of electric shock.
  7. Trim tree branches that are close to your property to prevent them from falling on your home or power lines during strong winds.
  8. If you live in a flood-prone area, be prepared for possible evacuation and identify evacuation routes.
  9. If flooding occurs, move to higher ground or an upper floor and avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.
  10. Stay away from coastal areas, rivers, and other bodies of water, as they can be prone to storm surges and flash floods.
  11. Stay away from windows and doors during the cyclone and avoid going outside unless it’s absolutely necessary.
  12. Listen to local authorities for updates, follow their instructions, and evacuate if directed to do so.
  13. After the cyclone, be cautious of hazards such as fallen power lines, damaged buildings, and flooded areas.
  14. Check on your neighbors and assist those in need if it’s safe to do so.
  15. Contact relevant authorities to report any damages or emergencies.

Remember to adapt the plan based on the specific recommendations and guidelines provided by local authorities or emergency management agencies in your region.

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