season in India is something that everyone should strive to prepare
for. Being prepared can help to prevent injury and emergency
situations. Knowing how to prepare is critical because it will mean
that you will have everything in place when the monsoons hit. The
monsoon season in India is generally from June until September.
bring with them bacteria and viruses. Pollutants and allergens are
already heavy in cities like Bangalore, making people even more
susceptible to things like the common cold and influenza. This season
also creates kapha, so a strict healthy diet and adequate rest are
critical to balancing this. The five most common diseases seen in
monsoon season in India include:
following lifestyle changes made during this season will help to keep
Consume colored and green vegetables
Avoid any fish that is not fresh
Skip eating outside
Shower immediately after being wet
Bitter vegetables and seasonal fruits should be consumed
and High Winds
of these are characteristic of monsoon weather. It is important to
stay out of flooded areas and get to dry land. Drowning, illness and
injury are all possible when being in flooded areas. High winds can
cause damage, such as falling trees and even buildings. If you must
venture into flooded areas, take extreme caution. Be sure to use a
boat or raft and avoid any area where the water appears to be
a Disaster Supply Kit Ready to Go
are not that hard to put together and they will ensure that people
have what they need to ride out a particularly bad storm during this
season. First, you need water. Ideally, three gallons of water should
be put in this kit for each person and animal that will be using it.
Food is also important. You want foods that will not require cooking.
Things like fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and other nutritious,
non-cooked foods should be put in the kit. Fruit and vegetables can
go bad, so be sure to keep an eye on these and have fresh ones in the
kit at all times.
first aid kit is important just in case someone gets injured.
Antiseptics, antibacterial cream, bandages, tape, scissors,
compression bandages and something to reduce fevers and pain can all
be placed into a small, portable kit. Other
important necessities include any medications that the people in the
house take, flashlights with batteries and a battery-operated radio
so that you can keep up with the latest weather updates.
Strikes and Shock
struck by lightning is a real threat during a monsoon. Stay away from
trees, poles, high land, open fields, metal objects, pools and other
bodies of water and other tall objects. Staying inside in a
non-flooded area is the safest place to be. Lightning, while rare,
can also strike through plumbing fixtures, so avoid showers, sinks
and baths during a storm. To avoid being shocked, do not use a
telephone unless it is an absolute emergency.
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