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Home / India News / Haryana shuts schools on May 7-8 after IMD warning over heavy rain, thunderstorm

Haryana shuts schools on May 7-8 after IMD warning over heavy rain, thunderstorm

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

india Updated: May 07, 2018 09:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Dust storm and light rain in Gurugram, Haryana.
Dust storm and light rain in Gurugram, Haryana. (Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

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.