Safety precautions in view of heavy rainfalls
The Additional Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, District Disaster Management Agency East Khasi Hills District, Shillong on Friday issued safety precautions measures in view of heavy rainfall in the District.
People are required to take extra care during heavy rainfall as there is a likelihood of flash flood, especially in areas near the rivers and streams.
People are requested not to go near the waters or walk through moving water and stay away from streams, drains, culverts etc.
Don’t drive through flooded areas and stay away from electric poles or power lines to avoid electrocution.
People are advised not to cross rivers and streams during heavy rain. Do not venture into streams, rivers and waterfalls.
People are advised not to cross the river or walk through flowing water, currents can be deceptive and shallow, fast moving water can knock you off your feet.
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