WHAT TO DO INFORMATION
For: TROPICAL CYCLONE
People are advice to take extra precautionary measures and start thinking about the possible actions that must be taken before, during and after.
- UPON HEARING WARNING
- Always keep listen to your radio for further information.
- Store drinking water in sealed plastic containers as water supply may be interrupted or contaminated
- Batten down roof and tie down all loose objects in and around the house.
- If you live in a flood-prone area, take flood precautions.
- Ensure all the members of your family are present, safe and aware.
- Keep children away from swollen drains and waterways.
- Have all your important items safely secure with you, like, medical cards, medicines, documents, so on.
- If your house is not structurally safe, prepare to move to the nearest evacuation centre or safety places.
- DURING THE TROPICAL CYCLONE
- Open window louvers on side-way from wind to reduce the wind strength and the pull force of the wind on the roof.
- Remain calm, stay indoors but clear off from doors and windows. Remain in the strongest part of the building or stronghold.
- Do not attempt to travel at sea.
- Only use the telephone or HF radio for very urgent calls.
- AFTER THE TROPICAL CYCLONE HAS PASSED
- Do not go outside until safety advice is officially issued.
- Do not attempt to travel at Sea as the sea will be rough still and winds will be strong.
- Don’t allow children to roam around outside.
- Beware of damaged building, fallen trees or flooded water ways.
- Listen to your radio for advice and updates.
- Check for gas leaks and do not use electric appliances if wet (if you have them in possession).
- SPECIFIC FOR THE VILLAGE LEADERS
- Village leaders in the possible threat areas are advised to activate their emergency response plans when necessary. This includes ringing church bells, blowing of conch shells and beating of drums
- People living in the mentioned areas are advised to listen to SIBC and other FM radio stations for any latest update on the situation
PLEASE LISTEN OUT TO ALL RADIO OUTLETS FOR FURTHER ADVICES.
For further information:
Please call: 955(NEOC/Disaster Management Office); 933(SIMS/Weather Forecasting); 999 (Police/Fire Service) or 977 (Maritime/Search&Rescue)
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