Common suggestions on various disasters

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In this series of articles, so far we have read about various disasters and how to protect ourselves from them. Here, we present some common suggestions on disasters. Some advance preparation can be made before the disasters occur.

If War breaks out during the adverse times, some rogue elements in society, traitors and Pak-sponsored Jihadi terrorist organisations can exploit the situation. We cannot rule out the possibility of an anti-national rebellion fully backed by the enemy country either. Anti-national elements can carry out planned attacks, looting and other anti-national activities. The Police and the paramilitary forces will have to be on their toes and work hard to keep vigil and bring the situation under control. Related aspects are also covered here.

The adverse times that Sanatan has been warning about are at our doorstep ! Their impact is going to be more horrific !

Mental preparation is a critical aspect in overall preparations to protect yourself from any harm arising from rioting !

1. Common suggestions on various disasters

Certain common actions will need to be taken in case of various disasters. If the following instructions are followed scrupulously, everyone can protect themselves, their families and their neighbours. These can also lead to minimal damage and distress.


2. Practice how to behave in an emergency

1. Everyone in the family should be trained and regularly practice how to get out of the house in an emergency or how to stay in a safe place at home, as well as how to give first aid.

2. Decide on an action plan about what the neighbours should do along with their families in an adverse time. Practice it too. Everyone should know how to turn off the gas cylinder, main power supply, main water tap, etc.


3. Emergency kit 

Take this kit with you immediately and go out of the house. Decide where to place this kit and let everyone know about it. This Emergency kit should include :

A. Battery-powered flash light

B. Extra batteries

C. Battery-powered radio

D. First-aid kit

E. Enough dry food and water which can last for at least 3 days

F. Candles and match boxes in a waterproof box

G. Knife

H. Chlorine tablets

I. Important documents (ration card, Aadhar card, etc.)

J. Cash

K. Thick rope

Depending on the nature of the disaster and your needs, the kit may include other items such as medication, etc. These items should be packed in a bag and kept in a place known to every family member.

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4. Take the following steps for re-joining with family members if separated during an emergency

Earthquakes, floods, etc. can separate children from a family if they are indoors or outside. Explain to the children what to do. Plan how they will stay in touch. Decide where to meet. The first place should be close to the home. The second place should be a little away from the home.


5. Keep your vehicle ready for use during adverse times

Check the following aspects of your vehicle through a qualified mechanic

A. Battery and ignition system

B. Brakes

C. Exhaust system

D. Fuel and air filters

E. Heater and wiper

F. Headlights and flashing lights indicating danger

G. Lubricants

H. Keep the petrol or diesel tank full

I. Get good tyres fixed


6. Care required when travelling by a vehicle

A. If an overhead electric wire snaps and falls on the car, there is a risk of shock to its occupants. Stay inside till a trained person removes the wire from the car.

B. If it becomes difficult to control the vehicle while driving in an adverse time, stop at a safe place and apply the handbrake.


7. Media should be heard regularly.

Television and radio constantly provide uptodate information on earthquakes. News and suggestions provide through these media should be heard regularly.


8. Seek help from Government agencies

The Government, Army, Police, State reserve forces, Red Cross and fire brigade simultaneously fight to deal with adverse times. To get help from the Disaster Management Centre in your District, call number 112. Besides this, NGOs also work in some places. Seek their help in case of an adverse time.


9. Do not believe in rumours

Keep calm in the adverse times and act patiently; keep others calm too. Do not believe in rumours.


10. Insure your property

Those who can afford should insure their property, which should include risks like disaster.


11. Helping others

A. Awareness is important while being helpful

The tendency to help others is basically good; however, it is better to go to help only after being aware of the time and the skills you have. Brave-hearts who show over enthusiasm in an emergency have to be controlled.

B. First-aid

Initially, proper first-aid should be provided to the injured person. Only if the person is in a critical condition he should be shifted to the right place immediately.

C. Protection against rebellion and anarchy

If War breaks out, terrorists may take advantage and traitors may rebel. There may be large scale violence and bloodshed. Hence, the responsibility of saving the lives of citizens and protecting society will lie with the patriots. This does not necessarily mean that there will be rebellion and anarchy everywhere. However, if these do take place in your area, you should be adequately prepared to handle the situation and protect yourself & others from harm. The objective of sharing this is to control violence so that you can protect yourself from any unforeseen incident. The perspective is – Protection of society is more important than the protection of an individual.

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