After a decade, the city has been hit by severe storms followed by hours of rainfall and killing about 200 people! (May their souls rest in peace). Here is a comprehensive list of tips that everyone can use during periods of heavy rain and intense thunderstorms:
Take that extra precaution while walking during heavy rains as the floor and stairs are more likely to be slippery and you might break a bone or two if you do not exercise caution. On roads that are covered with water, you will not have an estimation of where the ground is. Step with caution here and save yourself from injury.
In case your building is flooded, make sure you keep your windows open in order to ventilate well and prevent stagnation.
Make sure you stay away from drowned power lines or any other drowned source of electricity because water and electricity can make a deadly combination.
Taking long drives in your car on a rainy day is considered romantic by many people. But it is suggested that you avoid driving as much as possible. If driving becomes mandatory, make sure you drive slow and always have your headlights on while using wipers!
Turn off all sources of electricity in your building in case your building is flooded with water, as any open source of electricity which comes in contact with water may be detrimental.
Finding a provision store for grocery and daily requirements becomes very difficult during periods of a downpour. So make a smart decision of stocking up all the necessary grocery required!
Always keep your phone charged! You might need it in the case of an emergency! Always have the emergency contact numbers of your near and dear ones written down on a paper. Also, it is advisable not to use corded phones during heavy lightning and thunderstorms as lightning might hit the telephone lines and turn out to be harmful. Always use cordless phones or mobile phones in such situations!
Share these safety tips with your near and dear ones and help them stay safe during heavy rains! 🙂