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Cyclone alert: what you have to do

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Cyclone alert: what you have to do

The authorities have issued a set of guidelines for people in the state as a new cyclone alert has been issued for Kerala. The southern districts of the state, including Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam, will bear the brunt if the cyclone makes landfall. Here are a few things to do in the event of a cyclone:

Keep the mobile phones, lamps charged

Stay in the strongest part of the house, do not be in temporary constructions, sheds, and inside vehicles

Do not be near trees, poles, under electric lines

Stay away from open spaces, you may be swept away

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Listen to radio alerts

Do not venture out after one bout of wind as the cyclones tail may only be coming from behind

Keep emergency medicines handy

Switch off power, gas cylinders

Do not go near ponds, rivers, reservoirs, towers, lighthouses

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