Cyclone Nisarga: Here Are The Do’s And Don’ts For Mumbaikars

Mumbai which is one of the worst affected cities due to Coronavirus, is bracing to brave the cyclone Nisarga.

New Delhi| The Cyclone Nisarga is moving towards the coast of Maharashtra at a speed of 13 km / h. It was 200 km south of Alibaug and 250 km south and southwest of Mumbai at 2:30 pm. It is estimated that cyclone Nisarga will hit at 110 km / h between Harihareshwar and Daman between 1 pm and 5 pm. This is the first biggest storm hitting Mumbai in more than a century.
A red alert has been sounded in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts till June 4. Ahead of the landfall, heavy and consistent rains lashed these districts accompanied by strong winds. Some low lying areas in goa were also flooded.

Mumbai which is one of the worst affected cities due to Coronavirus, is bracing to brave the cyclone Nisarga . As many as 20 NDRF teams have been stationed in Mumbai. Coast guard has alerted the fishermen to return to tr he shores. Close to 19000 people have been evacuated from their homes and shifted to safety.

Meanwhile, the BMC and the state government has issued a set of Do’s and Don’ts for the citizens:

Things you should do (DOs)-

Loose things outside the house should be tied or moved indoors.

Seal important documents and jewellery in a plastic bag.

Regularly inspect battery operated as well as reserve power systems.

Pay attention to the official instructions on television and radio.

Practice the actions to be take in case of emergencies.

If you don’t live in a mud house/hut, choose a part of the housr as an emergency shelter and practice how all members of the house will use the space during the cyclone

Keep an Emergency Kit ready.

Stay away from windows. Close some windows and keep some open so that the pressure is maintained.

Stay at the center of the room. Stay away from corners as debris often accumulates in corners.

Hide under strong furniture such as a stool or heavy table or desk, and hold it tight.

Use your hands to protect your head and neck.

Avoid large roof spaces such as auditoriums and shopping malls.

If you find an open space and there is enough time, find the right shelter in the nearest pit or pasture.

Relocate to a pre-determined or administration-determined location.

Things you must avoid (DON’Ts)

Don’t spread or believe in rumours.

Do not attempt to drive or ride any vehicle during the cyclone.

Stay away from damaged buildings.

Do not move injured people unless it is absolutely safe to do so. It may cause more harm.

Do not allow oil and othe flammable substances to spill. Clean them immediately.

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