Here’s how you can protect your family during a thunderstorm

Thunderstorm to hit Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and other parts, Met Dept
Thunderstorm to hit Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and other parts, Met Dept

Thunderstorm to hit Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and other parts, Met Dept

As per the reports of the India Meteorological Department, ‘Till tomorrow there’s possibility of dust storm & thunderstorm in Delhi. Haryana & several north Indian states. In parts of J&K, Himachal&U’khand there are chances of rainfall & thunderstorm. These thunderstorms will be moderate.

In order to protect yourself and your family, here are a few points to note-

Using a mask to cover your face and a pair of shades to protect your eyes. Cover your skin with cotton based clothes to make sure that no part of your body is exposed to the sand floating around in the air since such sand causes skin infections and rashes.

When indoors, you must stay away from windows and avoid touching any metal or electrical objects. Avoid using television and other appliances during a storm.

If you are taking shelter inside your car, you must park at a spot where flying objects do not come at you and specially not under a tree or a pillar or per say wires flying over your head.

Do not use radio and keep your windows an inch open for air to pass just in case you get stuck. You must not at any point of time use the radio since that would make you vulnerable to lightning.

Apply petroleum jelly to the insides of your nostrils which will stop your mucous membranes from going dry.

-PTC News