Govt bodies issue advisories in the wake of IMD storm alert today evening

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Posted: May 08, 2018

After the IMD thunderstorm forecast for today evening, different agencies have issued advisories, mentioning the dos and don’ts that residents need to keep in mind if caught in the storm.

The thunderstorm is predicted between from 3pm to 7 pm, and it is expected to pick up intensity at around 5.30 pm. High-velocity winds of about 50 to 70 kmph are also expected.

Delhi government’s education department has asked evening schools to stay shut.

Delhi traffic police has advised people to not be on roads during the storm and maintain a safe distance from trees and to not stand under overhead electrical wires.

The advisory also suggested that if someone must take shelter he/she must do so under a concrete structure. If on the road during the storm, one must use car dipper.

Delhi traffic police has also floated some helpline numbers — 1095, 25844444, or WhatsApp at 8750871493

TAGS: IMD Alert / thunderstorm / Advisory / Schools / Delhi Traffic Police / Delhi Education Department