Safety Measures Against Cyclones and Thunderstorms



Safety Measures to Avoid Destruction Through Cyclones

Effective Safety Measures:
  • A cyclone forecast and warning service.
  • Rapid communication of warnings to the Government agencies, the ports,fishermen, ships and to the general public.
  • Construction of cyclone shelters in the cyclone prone areas, and Administrative arrangements for moving people fast to safer places.
  • We should not ignore the warnings issued by the meteorological department through TV, radio, or newspapers.
  • We should make necessary arrangements to shift the essential household goods, domestic animals and vehicles, etc. to safer places; avoid driving on roads through standing water, as floods may have damaged the roads; and keep ready the phone numbers of all emergency services like police, fire brigade, and medical centres.


Cyclone Alert, Watch and Warning

These days we are better protected. In the early part of the last century, coastal residents may have had less than a day to prepare or evacuate their homes from an oncoming cyclone.
The world today is very different.Thanks to satellites and radars, a Cyclone alert or Cyclone watch is watch issued 48 hours in advance of any expected storm and a Cyclone warning is issued 24 hrs in advance. 
The message is broadcast every hour or half hour when a cyclone is nearer the coast.Several national and international organisations cooperate to monitor the cyclone-related disasters.



Anemometer is a device used for measuring the speed of wind. The term is originated from Greek word anemos, which means wind.