Do’s and dont in a flood like situation
The Wine capital and adjoining areas received heavy rain and hailstorm on Tuesday which eventually sends Nashik under water. The incessant rain since Sunday led to a flood-like situation in Nashik city and district, with two major rivers — Godavari and Kadwa — touching the danger line for the first time. All eight dams in the district have been opened and an alert has been sounded for villages along the banks of the river. The district administration is geared up to shift people in case of an eventuality.
The district administration has also issued an alert to residents staying on the bank of river Godavari to move to safer places.
All roads in Nashik district have been flooded, forcing the district administration to announce a two-day holiday for all educational institutions. Citizens have been urged not to step out.
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Do’s and don’t during the flood :
- Monitor your surroundings.
- Monitor Radio, local television and radio stations.
Don’t drive unless you have to.
If you must drive, travel with care.
- Make sure your vehicle has enough fuel.
- Follow recommended routes. DO NOT sightsee.
- Avoid disaster areas. Your presence might hamper rescue or other emergency operations and put you at further risk.
- Watch for washed out roads, earth slides, and downed trees or power lines.
- Be especially cautious at night, when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
- If the vehicle stalls, abandon it.
- If water rises around your car, leave the vehicle immediately. Climb to higher ground as quickly as possible.
NEVER drive through flooded roadways. STOP! Turn Around Don’t Drown.
- The roadbed may be washed out.
- You can lose control of your vehicle in only a few inches of water.
- Your car may float. Vehicles can be swept away by less than 2 feet of water.
- Do not drive around a barricade. Turn around and go another way!
Get to high ground – Climb to safety!
- Get out of low areas that may be subject to flooding.
- Avoid already-flooded areas and do not attempt to cross flowing water.
- Stay away from power lines and electrical wires.
Evacuate immediately, if you think you are at risk or are advised to do so!
- Act quickly. Save yourself, not your belongings.
- Move to a safe area before access is cut off by rising water.
- Families should use only one vehicle to avoid getting separated and reduce traffic jams.
- Shut off water, gas, and electrical services before leaving.
- Secure your home: lock all doors and windows.
- If directed to a specific location, go there.
Never try to walk or swim through flowing water.
- If flowing water is above your ankles, STOP! Turn around and go another way.
- If it is moving swiftly, water 6 inches deep can knock you off your feet.
- Be aware that people have been swept away wading through flood waters.
- NEVER allow children to play around high water, storm drains, creeks, or rivers.
Shut off the electricity at the circuit breakers.
If someone falls in or is trapped in flood water:
- Do not go after the victim!
- Use a floatation device. If possible throw the victim something to help them float, such as a spare tire, large ball, or foam ice chest.
- Call emergency services. Call for assistance and give the correct location information.