CDM | Center for Disaster Management (Haryana Institute of Public Administration)



Information

Before the Cyclone season:

  • Check the house; secure loose tiles and carry out repairs of doors and windows
  • Remove dead branches or dying trees close to the house; anchor removable objects such as lumber piles, loose tin sheets, loose bricks, garbage cans, sign-boards etc. which can fly in strong winds
  • Keep some wooden boards ready so that glass windows can be boarded if needed
  • Keep a hurricane lantern filled with kerosene, battery operated torches and enough dry cells
  • Demolish condemned buildings
  • Keep some extra batteries for transistors
  • Keep some dry non-perishable food always ready for use in emergency
Do's and Don't

When the Cyclone starts

To prepare for a flood, you should:

  • Listen to the radio (All India Radio stations give weather warnings).
  • Keep monitoring the warnings. This will help you prepare for a cyclone emergency.
  • Pass the information to others.
  • Ignore rumours and do not spread them; this will help to avoid panic situations.
  • Believe in the official information
  • When a cyclone alert is on for your area continue normal working but stay alert to the radio warnings.
  • Stay alert for the next 24 hours as a cyclone alert means that the danger is within 24 hours.

Necessary actions

The actions that need to be taken in the event of a cyclone threat can broadly be divided into
  • Immediately before the cyclone season
  • When cyclone alerts and warnings are communicated
  • When evacuations are advised
  • When the cyclone has crossed the coast
Emergency kit
  • Battery operated torch
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery operated radio
  • First aid kit and essential medicines
  • Emergency food (dry items) and water (packed and sealed)
  • Candles and matches in a waterproof container
  • Knife
  • Chlorine tablets or powdered water 
  • Important documents (Ration card, Voter ID card, Aadhar Card etc.)
  • Cash, Aadhar Card and Ration Card
  • Thick ropes and cords
  • Shoes
Evacuation
When Evacuation is instructed
  • Pack essentials for yourself and your family to last a few days. These should include medicines, special food for babies and children or elders.
  • Head for the proper shelter or evacuation points indicated for your area.
  • Do not worry about your property
  • At the shelter follow instructions of the person in charge.
  • Remain in the shelter until you are informed to leave