10 ways to stay safe during tropical storm Mekunu

24 May 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

As tropical cyclone Mekunu nears the southern coast, the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) issued a preventive guide to make sure you stay safe during the storm.

Here are some tips to stay safe:

  • Fix objects that could be blown away by strong winds, whether it’s on the rooftop or in gardens.
  • Keep a flashlight, battery and radio along with you, because it will be the only communication device during power outage.
  • In case of any emergency, be ready to leave the place immediately, but make sure you close/switch off the source of gas, water and electricity at your place.
  • Whether you’re walking or are travelling by vehicle, make sure you leave early, as roads could close due to flooding or objects that fall.
  • Find shelters and emergency assistance, which include accommodation, food, medical services and other essentials, and remember the emergency call number (9999) or 24343666.
  • Avoid venturing into the sea, wadis and low-lying areas
  • Find out about high ground areas and know how to access them.
  • Avoid sitting near street lamps or dangling wires.
  • If your vehicle stops, leave it and seek higher ground.
  • Avoid areas with inundated water and wadis.

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