Cyclone 'Fani' set to make landfall: If stuck in calamity, here are do's and don'ts that you must know
Updated On : 30 Apr 2019,02:02 PM
Cyclone Fani on Tuesday intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal. The Meteorological Department has issued a high alert and has asked fishermen not to venture into the sea. The Ministry of Home Affairs on the decision of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) released financial assistance of Rs. 1086 crore to four states in advance. The Indian Air Force in a tweet said that it is ready to provide assistance to the people of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu in the advent of Cyclone Fani. While the authorities declared high alert in the state, it is important to take some precautions to ensure minimum loss of life and goods as the storm passes.
Do not try to enter the damaged buildings and volunteer to help the people in need.
When 'all clear messages' is declared by the government officials then only venture out. Listen to the radio, watch TV, read newspapers for weather updates.
Stay away from flooded and affected areas. Keep your documents and valuables in waterproof containers.
Watch out for broken electric poles, broken glasses and sharp objects. Switch off electrical mains and gas connection.
Listen to the advice of local officials and emergency workers. Watch out for broken electrical poles and wires.