Social media is coming to the rescue to keep us safe during Cyclone Tauktae with tips and timely updates on these accounts.
For the first time since March 2020, most of us are extremely thankful for the lockdown today, at least those of us with a stable roof over our heads. With cyclone Tauktae here, the panic that was in the air since Covid-19 first hit us has only gotten worse. The sound and sight of the winds alone have been terribly scary for us while we’re safe indoors. We can’t possibly imagine how bad it must be for those living on the coastal line in Mumbai, Kerala, Goa, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu amongst others. In the middle of walls collapsing, trees being uprooted, roads are occupied with delivery boys traveling in this insane weather, sweepers are making sure that gutters aren’t overflowing, the police is trying to control the situation, a lot of heroes are on the roads risking their lives for us.
While there isn’t much we can do right now except ensure our own safety, we can spread relevant information, safety tips, verified helpline numbers on social media, and help those who might be stuck.
Besides these, please follow verified government accounts in your respective states for relevant updates.
#WaterLoggingUpdate— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) May 17, 2021
Malad Subway closed for commute. Please use alternate route till further updates.
Better still, just stay indoors unless it’s an unavoidable emergency#CycloneTaukte #TrafficUpdateMumbai https://t.co/70L6Zzjrvc pic.twitter.com/bfhh7REj0T
#UPDATE | Mumbai Airport operations closure has been extended up to 2000 hours today: MIAL— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2021
#CycloneTauktae In a coordinated operation by @IndiaCoastGuard & @IndianNavy all the 9 crew of Tug Coromandal supporter IX grounded off Mulki rocks #Karnataka were saved. While 5 crew were rescued by #ICG ship Varaha Gemini boat, 4 were airlifted by IN ALH. pic.twitter.com/NgT3e1T0lm— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) May 17, 2021
Here are some tips you should keep in mind to safeguard yourself from #CycloneTaukte— Social Ketchup (@social_ketchup) May 17, 2021
-Clear your property of small loose items and secure any larger items.
-Make sure shutters are closed or use packing tape on your windows to hold any broken glass in place. +
Please stay safe, please stay indoors.