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NDMA issues list of do’s and dont’s during Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani, a severe cyclonic storm, hit the eastern coast of Odisha after making a landfall in Puri at around 8 AM on Friday, May 3. The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) said the wind speed of the cyclone reached upto 175 kms posing a huge danger to life and property in the region. Cyclone Fani is expected to hit the states of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha and later Bangladesh.

Though the authorities and government has evacuated people and shifted to safer places in the state, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has cautioned people against the hazards of stepping out during Cyclone Fani.

Here’s the list of Do’s and Dont’s issued by NDMA to keep people safe and alerted during the tough times


Before the cyclone

  • Remain calm and ignore rumours
  • Keep your mobile phones charged
  • Use SMS
  • Stay tuned to the news for weather updates
  • Store documents and other valuables in waterproof containers
  • Prepare an emergency kit
  • Carry out repairs at home
  • Don’t leave sharp objects loose
  • Untie cattle or other animals

During/after the cyclone (if 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 a radio/transistor
  • Drink boiled/chlorinated water
  • Rely only on official warnings

During/after the cyclone (if outdoors)

  • Don’t enter damaged buildings
  • Watch out for broken electric poles, wires, other sharp objects
  • Seek a safe shelter ASAP

For fishermen

  • Keep a radio set with extra batteries handy
  • Keep boats/rafts tied in a safe place
  • Don’t venture out to sea

To keep a tab on verified news and avoid rumours , follow the given Twitter handles:

  • National Disaster Management Authority (@ndmaindia)
  • Chief Minister’s Office, Odisha (@CMO_Odisha)
  • Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha (@Naveen_Odisha)

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