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Thunderstorm alert: Haryana schools to remain shut on May 7, 8

The govt has also advised people not to panic and try to stay indoors during heavy rain and thunderstorms.

chandigarh Updated: May 06, 2018 21:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
All government and private schools across Haryana will remain closed on May 7 and 8.
All government and private schools across Haryana will remain closed on May 7 and 8. (HT File )

Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Sunday directed all government and private schools across the state to remain closed on May 7 and May 8 in view of the meteorological department’s warning about heavy rain and thunderstorm.

Haryana revenue and disaster management department has issued advisory suggesting safety tips to be adopted in case of bad weather conditions.

A government spokesperson said all departments have been directed to stay alert and prepare emergency kits with essential items for safety and survival.

Advising people not to panic and try to stay indoors during heavy rain and thunderstorms, the spokesperson said people should also unplug all electrical equipment and not use corded telephones.

“People should not take shelter near or under trees and use metallic objects, and stay away from power and telephone lines,” the spokesperson added.

The DCs have also been directed to keep search and rescue teams, including manpower and machinery, on standby. All the disaster management officers will be in station.