Coastal states in India like West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands are getting ready Cyclone Yaas. The cyclone storm is expected to land next Wednesday, May 26, 2021. It is important for residents of these regions to prepare appropriately to avoid major inconvenience. Cyclones usually cause disruptions in electricity and water supplies. Telecommunications, Internet services, and other vital services can also be affected during a cyclone. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare for Cyclone Yaas.
Keep your smartphones and power banks fully charged: It is important that all smartphones and power banks are fully charged so that you don’t run out of battery during important calls. It can also be a good idea to keep a backup phone fully charged and turned off. If you don’t have a replacement part, turn off a family member’s phone and save it in case you have an emergency.
Disable 4G and use 2G on your phone to save battery life: Only use the internet if necessary during the cyclone and switch from 4G networks to 2G on your phone to save battery. It is also a good idea to turn on the power saving mode or the power saving mode and use it at the minimum brightness.
Backup copies of all important files and documents in Google Drive or another cloud service: It is recommended to make a backup of all important files and documents on Google Drive or some other cloud storage like this one A ride, iCloudetc. Also, make sure that the physical copies of these documents are well secured in a waterproof bag. You can also use for government IDs and other documents DigiLocker to save them online.
If possible, use a portable WiFi hotspot: In the event of a power failure, your home WiFi will no longer work as most routers / modems require a power source. In this case, a portable mobile hotspot with a rechargeable battery is helpful when you need to use Internet services.
to save offline google maps Your region along with the addresses and phone numbers of rescue centers: If you use one Android Smartphone it is always a good idea to save an offline map of your city in Google Maps. You can use this card in an emergency when you don’t have access to the internet. Also, don’t forget to mark the location of the rescue centers on Google Maps and save the emergency contact numbers of the state rescue services and local NGOs.
To secure your mobile phone if it is not waterproof: It is a good idea to purchase waterproof bags to protect your phone from contact with water if it is not waterproof.
Emergency light source: Also prepare an emergency light source. Instead of buying expensive battery operated lights, you can opt for LED lights that work with power banks and can also be plugged into your mobile phone. It’s also a good idea to invest in a rechargeable LED light bulb that can also be charged from a power bank.