On the part of the government:
- A cyclone forecast and warning services have to be installed.
- Warning information should be communicated to the government agencies, the ports, fishermen, and the general public as quickly as possible on time.
- People living near the coastal areas should be evacuated and should be moved to a safer place with proper arrangements.
- In cyclone-prone areas, cyclone shelters should be constructed.
On the part of people:
- Warnings issued by the meteorological department should not be ignored.
- People should follow the guidelines given by the government agencies through TV, radio, or newspapers.
- Necessary household goods should be kept safely with proper storage.
- Also, domestic animals and vehicles should be moved to a safer place.
- The roads would have been damaged due to floods, so one should avoid driving during these times.
- Phone numbers of all emergency services like police, fire brigade, and medical centres should be kept ready.
In a cyclone hit area:
- Drinking water should be stored for emergencies. Avoid drinking any contaminated water.
- Switches and power lines should not be touched with wet hands.
- Never roam outside unnecessarily.
- The rescue force should not be pressurised by making any unnecessary demands.
- Always help and cooperate with your neighbours and friends.
- Never enter a damaged building.
Nowadays, people are better protected compared to the early part of the last century. In those days, the residents in the coastal areas had less than a day to prepare or evacuate their homes, but today it is different with the help of satellites and radars.
A satellite predicting weather
If a storm is expected, then a cyclone alert or cyclone watch is issued before \(48\) \(hours\) whereas, a cyclone warning is issued \(24\) \(hours\) in advance. For every hour or half-hour, a message is broadcasted as the cyclone nears the coast. The cyclone-related disasters are monitored regularly by several national and international organizations.