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Thunderstorm in North India: Here are the dos and don'ts as per the weather department

Wind at the speed of 50-70 kmph will likely hit the national capital in the afternoon

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Indian Meteorological Department has issued a ‘very likely’ forecast of thunderstorm accompanied by squall and hail on Tuesday across 20 states in the country. Those states include regions in Ganga-Indus plains, western India and the north-eastern states.

Wind at the speed of 50-70 kmph will likely hit the national capital in the afternoon. Delhi government has ordered to shut the schools down and made a slew of measurements to deal with the arising situation.

As authorities are scrambling to prepare for the second spell of dust storm and heavy rain, the National Disaster Management Authority has issued a few Dos and Donts during the storm.


- Prepare an emergency kit with essential items for safety and survival

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

- Secure outside objects that could blow away and cause damage

- Remove rotting trees/broken branches that could fall and cause injury or damage

- Listen to radio, watch TV or read newspapers for weather updates and warnings


- Keep a watch on local weather updates and warnings

- Try to stay indoors; stay off verandas

- Unplug all electrical equipment. Don't use corded telephones

- Don't touch plumbing and metal pipes. Do not use running water

- Stay away from structures with tin roofs/metal sheeting

- Don't take shelter near/under trees

- Stay put if you are inside a car/bus/covered vehicle

- Don't use metallic objects; stay away from power/telephone lines

- Get out of water - pools, lakes, small boats on water bodies and take safe shelter immediately


- Stay away from storm-damaged areas

- Listen to local radio/TV stations for updated information or instructions on weather and traffic updates

- Help children, women, elderly and differently-abled

- Stay away from fallen trees/power lines and report them to nearest tehsil/district HQ immediately.
First Published on May 8, 2018 11:42 am
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