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Cyclone FANI Dos & Don'ts; Essentials For Preparing An Emergency Kit

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02 May 2019


Bhubaneswar: As Cyclone FANI is fast approaching Odisha coast and is all set to make landfall in Puri district tomorrow, office of Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner has shared a video on social media regarding the preparation of an emergency kit for safety and survival.

Candle, matchsticks, torch, batteries, radio, biscuit packets, water bottles, flattened rice (chura) are some essentials that should be in the kit. In addition to that, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has also issued some Dos and Don'ts for the people:


Ignore rumours, Stay calm, Don't panic

Keep your mobile phones charged to ensure connectivity; use SMS

Listen to radio, watch TV, read newspapers for weather updates

Keep your documents and valuables in water-proof containers

Prepare an emergency kit with essential items for safety and survival

Secure your house; carry out repairs; don't leave sharp objects loose

Untie cattle/animals to ensure their safety

Fishermen Should

Keep a radio set with extra batteries handy

Keep boats/rafts tied up in a safe place

Don't venture out in the sea


Switch off electrical mains, gas supply

Keep doors and windows shut

If your house is unsafe, leave early before the onset of a cyclone

Listen to radio/transistor

Drink boiled/chlorinated water

Rely only on official warnings


Do not enter damaged buildings

Watch out for broken electric poles and wires, and other sharp objects

Seek a safe shelter as soon as possible