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Cyclone Nisarga: BMC issues Do's and Don'ts to be followed during the cyclone

Mumbai, Palghar and other cities in Maharashtra are going to face Cyclone Nisarga on June 2 and 3, 2020. Here are some do's and don't you should follow to keep yourself safe and alert.

Cyclone Nisarga: BMC issues Do's and Don'ts to be followed during the cyclone
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On June 2 and 3, 2020, Cyclone Nisarga will be observed in Mumbai and nearby areas. Officials from the IMD have issued warnings regarding the same, as experts say that this would affect the city. The state government of Maharashtra and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have asked people to stay home and safe.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams - two in Palghar, three in Mumbai. one in Thane, two in Raigad and one in Ratnagiri - have also been deployed for the crisis.

The BMC on June 2, 2020, took to social media to share the do's and don'ts during Cyclone Nisarga.


Do's

  • Loose things outside the house should be moved indoors
  • Untie animals and shelters to ensure their safety
  • Seal important documents and jewellery in a plastic bag
  • Regularly inspect battery operated and reserved power system 
  • Pay attention to official instructions given on TV and radio
  • Keep your mobile phones charged and ensure connectivity. Use SMS/texts 
  • Keep an emergency kit ready.
  • Stay away from windows. Close some windows and keep some windows open so that the pressure is maintained
  • Stay at the center of the room. Stay away from corners as debris often accumulates in corners
  • Hide under strong furniture such as stool or heavy table or desk and hold it tight
  • Disconnect the power supply of all non-emergency equipment and tools
  • Store drinking water in a clean place (jugs, bottles, etc.)
  • Help people trapped or injured. Provide first aid if needed
  • If your smell gas or hear a leaking sound, immediately open windows and exit the building. 
  • Practice the actions to be taken in case of emergency
  • Dial 1916 and Press 4 for any cyclone related query or concern.

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 or other flammable substances to spill. Clean them immediately 
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