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Get ready now. Stay Safe.
Cyclone Mohasen is nearby. If you see or hear cyclone signal 7, 8, 9 or 10, you
must take shelter to stay safe. When you see or hear the signal, go to a cyclone
shelter or another safe building straight away. Make sure other people in your
area are taking shelter, too. If someone in your family is older, has a disability or is
pregnant; or if the cyclone shelter is far away; you should move to the shelter
when you hear or see danger signal 7. Stay in the shelter and listen to the radio –
don’t move outside until the radio tells you to, even if the weather looks as if it is
improving.
When a cyclone hits, it is not safe to be out in a boat on rivers or at sea because of
rough water. There could be big waves. Get prepared by moving your boats to a
safe place, away from the water’s edge. Then, listen to the news, go to a cyclone
shelter or another safe place as soon as you hear or see the danger and great
danger signals 7 and 8, 9 or 10.
Keep your food safe from cyclone damage with a simple piece of plastic. Put some
dry food in a plastic bag and bury it in the ground along with some bottles of
drinking water. Make sure you mark the place and tell your family where you
buried things, so that they can be found after the cyclone has passed.
If you have any seeds, make sure they’re stored high above the ground, away
from any flood, or in another safe place. Move your cows, goats, ducks and
chickens to a safe place on high ground which is unlikely to be flooded. The top of
a dam is ideal. If that’s not possible, untie your livestock so the animals can try to
avoid any floods on their own.
A cyclone is nearby and you might need to move to a cyclone shelter soon. Now’s
the time to collect the things you’ll need to take with you. Some dry wood and
matches will be useful for cooking, and candles or torchlight will help you to see
in the dark. Take all the medicines that you and your family will need, with you to
the shelter. Get everything ready now so that you can move to the shelter quickly
when the time comes.
Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged and has enough credit for you to
use after the cyclone has passed. There might be a power cut after the cyclone, so
it will be useful to have a full battery and enough credit to keep in touch with the
news and with your friends and family.
If you need to go to a cyclone shelter, make sure you have a radio ready to take
with you. Take some spare batteries, too. Radio is great way to find out what’s
happening. If the cyclone hits, there will be regular announcements to tell you
what’s going on. You can listen to FM radio in many places using a mobile phone
and a pair of headphones. So, find a radio that you can take with you to the
shelter and get it ready now.
A cyclone is nearby – so make sure that your whole family is ready to move to a
safe place. Don’t let your children go far away. Make sure that they stay close to
home. If you hear or see the danger and great danger signals 7 and 8, 9 or 10,
you should move quickly to a cyclone shelter – so make sure everyone is close to
home and ready to move.
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