Weather department on Sunday issued a high alert of thunderstorm and rain for May 7 and May 8. A two-day closure is announced in the state of Haryana in schools and government offices. The administration also issued an advisory to the people to take preventive steps in order to save themselves from the strong winds and rain which is expected. Chances of getting loss of life/wealth through thunderstorm and rain can happen in this weather.
People are requested to not stand/sleep under the tree or park their vehicles under the tree as tree branches or tree can fell down. Citizens were also asked to stop or make sure the fire lit in open area should be immediately lit off when not in use. DC Mukul Kumar said,
“Haryana weather department has issued a high alert for two days and they will give the exact updates of three hours in advance before any major alert and we will keep on informing about the weather and their alerts. Citizens don’t need to get afraid. Disaster management team has also given instructions to get ready.”
Farmers were asked to keep their crops well covered to save them from a thunderstorm. The expected thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likely to occur in at least 13 states and two Union Territories across the country including Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Chandigarh and Delhi.