11 Ways you can Save your Family in the Middle of Cyclone

11 Ways you can Save your Family in the Middle of Cyclone

 

  1. Keep your mobile phone/ power banks on charge, also switch off the 3G mobile network, switch to 2G network because it takes lesser battery and your phone can work for 3 days in uninterrupted. Later you can switch 2 G too.
  2. tune in to Radio and FM Radio because FM takes very less charge and can work for days just with one battery and you can keep connected to the government announcements and weather predictions.
  3. You need to disconnect your appliances, electronic gadgets. Cyclone can cause major electric disturbances also short circuits and at that time you will not be able to handle the situation which can create unnecessary panic at your place so switching off major electric appliances is wiser option.
  4. Keep your emergency medical kit with you as you don’t know what is coming next. A basic kit of savlon, bandage, cotton, gauze will do the needful. Also keep painkillers, antacids, antibiotics for the backup,as you might not go and find a medical store in the middle of a cyclone
  5. Never assume that cyclone is finished until it is all clear. sometime in certain zones you find it clear but it is not,wait for the government announcements to Radio and SMSs
  6. Take shelter in the strongest part of your house, always be away from the Windows especially the glass Windows because when there is strong thrust of a cyclone it can cause damage in glass Windows which eventually can hurt your family members.
  7. Never drive your car or ride your bike, do not even try to walking in flood waters until unless the water enters inside your house.
  8. In case of flood waters entering in your house, can go upstairs to the first floor or second floor. if you don’t have first floor then take shelter in neighbourhood where there is such floor available.
  9. If you get trapped on road while cyclone initiate you need to put handbrake in your car and stay inside the car until it is flooding
  10. Be away from the power lines, grids also the trees because they can fall on you.
  11. If your building starts breaking up you need to save yourself under the table or some shelter with blankets or mattress on you. 

 

Thumb-rule- Don’t panic, stay calm

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