Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray shares a list of Dos and Don’ts. Read full list here

Cyclone Nisarga: Among the top precautions, CM Thackeray has urged people to stay away from windows, pay attention to official instructions on TV and radio, abstain from circulating rumours and keeping an emergency kit ready.
Rain clouds fill the sky on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 2, 2020.(AP)
Rain clouds fill the sky on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 2, 2020.(AP)
Published on Jun 03, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

As cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Maharashtra, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday shared a list of dos and donts in view of the cyclonic storm asking citizens to exercising utmost caution. The cyclonic storm, which pounds the state also impact other coastal districts including Mumbai, Palghar and Thane.

Among the top precautions, Thackeray has urged people to stay away from windows, pay attention to official instructions on TV and radio, abstain from circulating rumours and keeping an emergency kit ready.

A list of Dos for people during cyclone Nisarga

* 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 official instructions on TV and radio

* Practise actions to be taken in case of emergencies

* If you do not live in a mud house/hut, choose a part of the house as an emergency shelter and practise how 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 the pressure is maintained.

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

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

* Use your hands to protect your head and neck

* Avoid large roof spaces such as auditoriums or 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 predetermined or administration determined location

* Disconnect power supply of all non-emergency equipment and tools

* Store drinking water in a clean place

* Help people trapped or injured. Provide first aid if needed

* Check for air leaks. If you smell gas or hear a leaking sound, immediately open the windows and exit the building. If possible, turn off the gas valve and report to the gas company

* Check for damage to electrical equipment. If you notice sparks, exposed wires, or burning smell of rubber, disconnect the main power supply and call the electrician

* Help those in need of special help like children, physically challenged, elderly, neighbours.

A list of Don’ts for people during cyclone Nisarga

* 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 other flammable substances to spill. Clean immediately

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