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    IndiaCyclone Vardah: Safety tips for residents – The dos and dont's!

    Cyclone Vardah: Safety tips for residents – The dos and dont’s!


    New Delhi: Tropical Cyclone Vardah is expected to make a landfall along north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh – the east coast of – on Monday afternoon, December 12, 2016.

    According to experts, the main threats from Vardah is heavy rain although wind damage is also possible. At least 14 people were killed due to flooding caused by Vardah in Thailand last week.

    The storm is expected to drop as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain in some areas, with the potential for flooding.

    Here's a list dos and dont's during and after a

    • Residents should check their houses, repair doors and windows, wherever necessary.
    • Should stay indoors during the heavy rains and allow children to venture into the areas where streams or rivers flow. Do not go out even if the weather suddenly clears during a storm as indicated by a lull in the wind and rain.
    • Store adequate amount of food, medicines and drinking water. Try opting for the type which does not require cooking, such as, flat rice, sattu ( pulse powder).
    • Make sure that your radio set is fully serviceable. Also, keep your mobile phones and a set of batteries ready for emergency use.
    • Move to relief centres and stay in the shelter as and when you are advised to do so.
    • Do not spread rumors or be alarmed by rumours.
    • Do not panic but keep calm and help others to be calm.

    Ensure that the above guidelines are followed and be safe!

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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