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Cyclone Titli hits Odisha, Andhra Pradesh: Do's and don'ts during storm

NDMA has issued a list of do's and don'ts for before, during and after a cyclonic storm. Have a look:

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 11, 2018 8:05 IST
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Cyclone Titli becomes 'very severe': Do's and don'ts during storm

Cyclone Titli hit the  coastal regions of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh early Thursday morning. The state government had started evacuation of coastal areas to ensure 'zero casualty' in the storm. Indian Coast Guard had deployed several rescue ships to ensure fishermen return safely. 

Also read | Cyclone Titli intensifies into very severe cyclonic storm; Indian Railways suspends train services on affected routes

Meanwhile, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a list of do's and don'ts for before, during and after a cyclonic storm. Have a look: 

Before the cyclone

Ignore rumours. Stay calm.

Get weather updates on the radio, on TV, and in newspapers.
Keep mobile phones charged to ensure connectivity. Use SMS.
Prepare an emergency kit with essential items.
Keep documents and valuables in waterproof containers.
Secure your house. Carry out repairs. Don't leave sharp objects loose.
If you have cattle or other animals, untie them to ensure their safety.

For fishermen

Don't venture out in the sea.
Keep boats or rafts tied up in a safe place.
Keep a radio set with extra batteries handy.
During and after the cyclone

If you're indoors

Switch off electrical mains, gas supply.
Keep doors and windows shut.
If your house is unsafe, leave early before the onset of the cyclone.
Listen to the radio/transistor.
Drink boiled/chlorinated water.
Rely only on official warnings.

If you're outdoors

Don't enter damaged buildings.
Watch out for broken electric poles and other sharp objects.
Seek a safe shelter as soon as possible.

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