Cyclone “Nivar”-What to and shouldn’t do to stay safe before, during, and after the cyclone

The regional meteorological center predicts heavy rains and strong winds in the Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, and Cuddalore districts as a cyclone named “Nivar” moves at a considerable speed towards the Tamil Nadu coast. It can intensify into a cyclone storm during the next 24 hours.

Fishermen have already been advised not to venture into the sea. Given the turbulent weather forecast, here’s a list of what you can expect and what you should and shouldn’t do to stay safe and protected.

What can you expect from people in the path of Cyclone Nivar?

  1. A strong wind of 90 to 110 km / h blows at the time of landing
  2. Telecommunications lines and power interruptions due to strong winds
  3. Disconnection of internet, satellite TV and mobile phone services
  4. Temporary disruption of rail and air travel
  5. Heavy to heavy rain with squall winds at landing (up to 2 hours for a storm to cross the area)
  6. Significant damage to thatched-roof houses, houses with asbestos sheets, and canned roofs
  7. Removal of roofs and temporary housing.
  8. Inundation of parking spaces, lowlands and fields
  9. Leads to wet walls, roof leaks, broken window glass plates, and small pieces of glass
  10. Storm surges can bring salt water to the farm
  11. Tree rooting and weak branch felling that can cause road closures

Here is the list of Do

  1. Loose things outside your home should be tied up or moved indoors
  2. Turn off the gas supply and electrical mains when the cyclones are crossing
  3. Charge your mobile phone (to ensure connectivity), power bank, and emergency lights
  4. Listen to the radio, watch TV, read the newspaper and get the latest weather information
  5. Please keep documents and valuables (jewelry etc.) in a plastic bag or waterproof container.
  6. Regularly inspect battery-powered standby power systems such as inverters
  7. Power off all non-urgent equipment and tools
  8. Store drinking water (in a clean place) and drink only chlorinated or boiling water
  9. Prepare an emergency kit containing essential items for safety and survival, including medical supplies and first aid kits
  10. Protect pets, cows and other animals
  11. If your home is unsafe, move yourself to a pre-determined location or an administrator-determined location
  12. Keep away from windows.Close some windows and keep some open so that pressure is maintained
  13. Check for air leaks. If you smell gas or hear leaks, open the windows immediately and leave the house.If possible, turn off the gas valve and report to the authorities
  14. Help people with special needs, such as the elderly, children, disabled people, and neighbors
  15. Fishermen need to keep their boats and rafts tied in a safe place.They also need to have a radio set with a spare battery on hand
  16. Have essential medicines ready in case you cannot go to the pharmacy during the cyclone.

Here is a list of prohibited items

Do not spread or believe rumors.Calm down and don’t panic

  1. Do not ride or drive in a vehicle during the cyclone
  2. Avoid damaged buildings
  3. Don’t leave sharp things loose in the house
  4. Do not move the injured unless it is safe.It can cause more harm
  5. Do not spill oil or other flammable substances.Please clean immediately
  6. If you are outdoors, keep away from broken wires, poles and other sharp objects
  7. Fishermen should stay away from the sea

For emergency medical dial 1066

For immediate consultation with your doctor, download the Apollo 24/7 app online and consult

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