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Important precautions to be taken before a Cyclone

A low-pressure area over the South Andaman Sea is set to turn into a cyclone - to be named Asani - by Sunday. In the wake of this, it is important to take some precautions even while staying indoors, to avoid any mishap.
Check the house; secure loose tiles and carry out repairs of doors and windows
Remove dead branches or dying trees close to the house; anchor removable objects such as lumber piles, loose tin sheets, loose bricks, garbage cans, sign-boards etc. which can fly in strong winds
Keep some wooden boards ready so that glass windows can be boarded if needed
Keep a hurricane lantern filled with kerosene, battery operated torches and enough dry cells
Demolish condemned buildings
Keep some extra batteries for transistors
Keep some dry non-perishable food always ready for use in emergency