Mumbai Cyclone update: BMC issues set of dos and don’ts amidst cyclone warning for Mumbai | Mumbai News

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Jun 3, 2020

MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a set of dos and don’ts, such as asking citizens to stay away from the sea and not stand under a tree or pillar especially considering the strong and gusty winds expected ahead of the Cyclone Nisarga.
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Dos:

  • Loose things outside the house should be tied or moved indoors.
  • Seal important documents and jewellery in a plastic bag.
  • Regularly inspect battery operated as well as reserve power systems.
  • Pay attention to the official instructions on the television and radio.
  • If you do not live in a mud house/hut, choose a part of the house as an emergency shelter and practice how members of the house will use the space during the cyclone.
  • Keep an emergency kit ready.
  • Stay away from windows. Close some windows and keep some windows open so that pressure is maintained.
  • Stay at the centre of the room. Stay away from corners as debris often accumulates in the corners.
  • Hide under strong furniture such as stool or heavy table or desk and hold it tight.
  • Use your hands to protect your head and neck.
  • Avoid large roof spaces, such as auditoriums and shopping malls.
  • If you find an open space and there is enough time, find right shelter in the nearest pit or pasture.
  • Relocate to a pre-determined or administration-determined location.
  • Disconnect the power supply of all non emergency equipment and tools.
  • Store drinking water in a clean place (fill jugs, bottles, etc).
  • Help people trapped or injured. Provide first aid as needed.
  • Check for air leaks. If you smell gas or hear a leaking sound, immediately open the windows and exit the building. If possible, turn off the gas valve and report to gas company.
  • Check for damage to electrical equipment. If you notice sparks, exposed wires or smell of runner, disconnect the main power supply and call the electrician.
  • Help those in need of special help like children, physically challenged, elderly and neigbours.

Don’ts:

  • Do not spread or believe in rumours.
  • Do not attempt to drive or ride any vehicle during 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 and other flammable substances to spill. Clean them immediately.
  • Call the BMC disaster control room helpline 1916 in case of emergency.

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