Here is a list of 10 dos and don'ts during a cyclone:
Stay indoors, follow government instructions. Stay away from windows.
Stock up on food, medicines and drinking water at home and use judiciously.
Stock up on candles and matches. Keep water tanks filled, particularly in multi-storey buildings.
Keep mobile phones, emergency lights, laptops charged.
Avoid using personal cars.
Avoid any loose and dangling wires from lamp posts.
Switch off the electrical mains in your house when there's a storm.
Keep medicine and special food at home for babies, children or older people.
If you live near the sea, move to safer grounds. Avoid going to the sea.
Keep the radio on, do not spread rumours.