Cyclone Vardah: Dos and Don'ts during a landfall
Earthquake is something which rarely makes alarms, but a cyclonic landfall is something that Met department warns hours before
Cyclone Vardah, described as "very severe" by the Meteorological department, is expected to make a landfall near Chennai and southern Andhra Pradesh by Monday afternoon. After the storm moves over water and enters in to plane only, a landform used to occur. Strong winds, rising sea waves which could endanger people and damage properties accompany a landfall.
Earthquake is something which rarely makes alarms, but a cyclonic landfall is something that Met department warns hours before. So, here is a list of dos and don'ts for residents of the area to keep in mind.
- It is better to stay indoors as far as possible and never let the children,aged and disabled to go out.
- If you are staying near water, please take an off and stay with family or friends who are away.
- Keep in mind to close the windows and doors and if you have an upper floor, better to wait up there.
- Look around for heavy objects such as loose concrete, bricks, tiles, lumber, precariously-perched water tanks and the like. Take them as far from your home. Remember stormy winds can even lift heavier objects.
- Enforce your windows and doors. If there is not enough time, please use strips of paper and stick them on windows so that splintering of windows can be prevented.
- Remember to charge everything electronic, including emergency, phones,inverters and laptops. Cyclone means no power.
- Water supply will be worst. All civic supplies could be hit by the winds, so make sure you have enough drinking water for at least two days.
- Stock up foods and essential accessories as you really won't go outside to get it and the shops won't be opened for more than a day.
- Maybe you have luxury cars as SUV or two wheelers such as an Enfield. But please, never go out as there are chances of being hit by flying debris, trees, branches and the like.
- Keep the radio on. Only through radio you will be getting reliable information. Don't expect internet connection or wi-fi to run. . You will be able to keep track of all the latest news on the cyclone, news about where it is heading, whether it is getting stronger or weaker and whether it has gone off towards water and away from the land.