CYCLONE

Pre-Disaster Individual:

  • Listen to the weather report in radio/TV and if possible disseminate the information to the local people
  • Move cattle to high land
  • Store adequate food grains, water medicines, kerosene, kerosene, lantern, matchbox, dry cell
  • Keep important papers in the emergency kit
  • Keep doors & windows locked and if damaged get it repaired 132
  • Make sure that proper diet is carried for children and old people
  • Keep the list of important address and phone number like police, Block Dev. Officer, relatives residing outside that particular place
  • Conduct mock drill for yourself and be calm

 

Government:

  • See to it that there is no blockage in the drainage system
  • Make the Control room functional for 24 hours
  • Keep sufficient food grains in the areas likely to be cut off
  • Resource inventory mainly of boats, vehicles for evacuation and providing relief to be maintained
  • Health departments to be set up mobile health units in the vulnerable pockets like to be cut off
  • Identify the safe cyclone shelters and the route chart for evacuation
  • Identify First Aid and Rescue teams
  • Ascertain the fodder availability for cattle
  • Identify relief centers
  • Inspect, strengthen and repair all approach roads and culverts
  • Provide mobile wireless sets likely to be cut off
  • Liaison with the Army, Navy etc

 

During - Disaster: Individual:

  • Listen to the radio/community warning system for further details
  • Close all doors and windows and stay indoors
  • Paste papers on the glass windows to prevent splints flying into the house
  • Keep food items and cloths in water proof bags
  • Don‘t venture into the sea
  • Wear warm cloths for protection
  • Avoid being misled by rumors. Disseminate information that is only official
  • Stay away from low lying areas, electric poles, trees
  • Switch off all electrical appliances 133

 

Government:

  • Evacuate people to the cyclone shelters immediately
  • Arrange a patrolling group who would take care of the property left by the people
  • See to it that all vehicles are stopped
  • See to it that there is enough food stock, drinking water and common medicines
  • Announce the latest bulletin to the community at periodic interval

 

Post - Disaster: Individual:

  • Don‘t move out until officially informed
  • Use the recommended route for returning
  • Check whether there is a gas leak before using the stove
  • Dry electrical appliances thoroughly before use
  • Get oneself inoculated against diseases immediately at the nearest hospitals and seek medical help
  • Be careful of snake bite
  • All debris should be cleared
  • Damage assessment to be done

 

Government: Do’s

  • Rescue and evacuation process to be initiated immediately for those who are stranded
  • Restore roads and power supply
  • Provide relief and safe drinking water to the affected population
  • Check outbreak of any epidemics
  • Mobile health units to be mobilized
  • Help from voluntary organizations may be welcomed
  • Damage assessment to be carried out Don’ts
  • Don‘t keep loose objects like cans, tins outside
  • Don‘t spread rumors
  • Don‘t stay indoors if asked by the authorities to evacuate
  • Don‘t touch loose wires