As Cyclone Biporjoy approaches, Save Earth Mission combines historical insights with new directives to prepare communities for the storm.
With Cyclone Biporjoy inching closer, Save Earth Mission is not just issuing an advisory; it’s providing a historical lens through which we can better understand and prepare for the storm.
Remembering Cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar in 2008, killing over 130,000 people largely due to unpreparedness, it becomes imperative to understand the significance of preparing in advance.
Save Earth Mission advises storing ample drinking water, which was a significant issue during Cyclone Idai in Mozambique in 2019. In the aftermath, cholera cases spiked due to a lack of clean water.
Additionally, power outages are a common occurrence, so having torches and candles is vital. The 1970 Bhola Cyclone, which caused approximately 300,000 deaths in what is now Bangladesh, is a reminder of the importance of emergency lighting.
Stocking up on non-perishable food items is also advised. After Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rico faced food shortages; an example of why having a stockpile of canned goods and dry snacks is essential.
In today’s connected world, communication is key. During Hurricane Katrina, many could not reach loved ones. Having a charged phone and power bank can be a lifeline.
Save Earth Mission also advises parking vehicles in safe locations, securing solar panels, and turning off gas and electricity.
Finally, Save Earth Mission advises to not forget our furry friends, as over 100,000 pets were estimated to have died during Hurricane Katrina.