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Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra CMO releases a list of DO's and DONT's to stay safe

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Mumbai, June 03: Cyclone Nisarga, that is the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in over a century, is heading to the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is also expected to make landfall at Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, this afternoon.

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Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai on alert; 110 KPH winds, 6 feet waves expected

The India Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Nisarga intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" this morning. Mumbai, the city that is already the worst-affected by the coronavirus outbreak, its suburbs and neighbouring districts are on high alert.

    Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall near Mumbai, coastal Maharashtra on red alert | Oneindia News

    With this, the Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office on Wednesday released a list of DO's and DONT's to stay safe.

    Mumbai on tenterhooks as eye diameter of cyclonic storm Nisarga decreases to 65 km

    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 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.

    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 other flammable substances to spill. Clean immediately

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