“A dangerous cyclone is approaching India!”
You must have heard this before.
Cyclones are storms that form over warm areas of oceans. People living in coastal states like West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu dread cyclones.
But why are they dangerous?
Because, Cyclones bring strong winds, heavy rainfall and floods. When cyclone storms pass, they blow away houses, trees and even people.
Cyclones are natural disasters and can come anytime. You cannot stop them. But you can play smart and follow safety precautions so that when a cyclone hits, you are fully prepared. (From here it can start as a new paragraph) Remember (Use “Here are few thing to keep in mind/measures to take or remember) these 3 effective safety measures to keep you and your family safe in a cyclone.
You can also get cyclone alerts and cyclone watch on your TV, radio and smartphones Repeated cyclone warnings are issued by the local government authorities 48 and 24 hours before a cyclone.
You can also:
Make a first aid kit with important medicines and bandages.
Keep an emergency kit ready with dry fruits, canned food, torch, radio and batteries.
Store clean and safe drinking water.
Save emergency helpline numbers like the police, ambulance and fire brigade.
Put all chairs, toys, cycles and plant pots inside the house.
Quickly move to a cyclone shelter or safer place, but remember not to panic.
Listen to the radio and follow the instructions of local authorities.
Help your neighbours with food and water.
cooperate promptly with disaster management and rescue teams.
And another alert!!
You have just learnt the Effective Cyclone Safety Measures from Class 7 Science Physics NCERT chapter- Winds, Storms, and Cyclones.
Moreover, Do you know that cyclones can also become deadly tornadoes?
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