Typhoon Neoguri is moving towards Japan’s Okinawa island


Typhoon Neoguri is moving towards Japan’s Okinawa island

 I recently read an article that mentioned about a powerful typhoon approaching Japan’s Okinawa island chain coupled with strong winds and torrential rain.

“Typhoon Neoguri is moving at 250 kilometers per hour (150 mph), picking up power as it headed north ~ Japan’s Meteorological Agency”

I searched across online and found some resourceful pointers to keep in mind during the advent of such a dreadful force of nature –

  1. Stay indoors at all times. Keep your children safe with you.
  2. Do not take chances of playing in the rains or such water as it might be containing water-born diseases.
  3. Stay safe and low and be vigil for any short-circuit appliances. Do not use them and be safe at all times.
  4. Protect your provisions of water and food at home.
  5. Keep a strict vigil for flying debris from anyplace.
  6. Wear warm clothes and yes, keep them dry to the extent possible.
  7. In case your local authorities ask you to evacuate, make sure your home’s main power supply and related appliances are turned off. But, ensure that during a heavy or thunderous barge of water if at all any in the house, do not touch any electrical appliances.
  8. Keep your GP’s contact number handy and ready for any medical calls or emergency.
  9. Keep calm at all times and do not panic . Make sure not to get agitated with any member of your family who is getting too tensed up during such events. Console them, keep them calm and assure them that the most important thing is “family being together” and staying safe.
  10. Do not go wandering on the streets, especially in areas that might high water levels like, lake, beach etc.
  11. Keep your hands and yourselves clean at all times to avoid any food or water contamination in any manner. Most importantly, keep your house clean too.
  12. Do not go near any object or any item that looks broken or as though it is falling. Try to get it fixed at the earliest or if not possible, stay from that area.
  13. Stock up adequate supply of food
  14. Keep a radio to tune in to news even when there is no electricity and be on the lookout for any news from your local authorities. Most importantly, depending on the sudden change in climate and for your own safety, they might be giving VERY IMPORTANT instructions about what to do and what to avoid. For eg. They might ask you to avoid doing something that you regularly do otherwise for your own safety. So make sure to pay heed to it at all times.
  15. Do not head outdoors immediately even if YOU THINK it is safe unless you are absolutely sure.
  16. After the whole episode has calmed down, make sure to get your home checked for maintenance, electrical supply etc. Do not delay and get the repairs done using a licensed hand-man or someone who is an expert professionally to handle the same and get it fixed.

Most importantly, at all times, do not panic. Keep calm.

Please note: These are not guidelines or standard measures prescribed for such dreadful events. I am not a professional ‘in this field’ to give exact pointers. I am merely sharing this post after searching across few websites so that any or all of these pointers ‘might’ be useful to you during such times, just as any other concerned citizen would do.

If you feel any of the points given above might not be the right thing to do as per your views or your local authority’s views, simply ignore. Nothing is more important than you and your family’s safety.

To ensure your safety, do what is necessary and as suggested by your local authorities. Stay safe and be well.

Just another concerned citizen praying for everyone’s safety at all times.

Ananth V

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