Do’s and Don’ts – Landslide



  • Prepare tour to hilly region according to information given by weather department or news
  • Move away from landslide path or downstream valleys quickly without wasting time.
  • Keep drains clean,
  • Inspect drains for – litter, leaves, plastic bags, rubble etc.
  • Keep the weep holes open.
  • Grow more trees that can hold the soil through roots,
  • Identify areas of rock fall and subsidence of buildings, cracks that indicate landslides and move to safer areas. Even muddy river waters indicate landslides upstream.
  • Notice such signals and contact the nearest Tehsil or District Head Quarters.
  • Ensure that toe of slope is not cut, remains protected, don’t uproot trees unless re- vegetation is planned.
  • Listen for unusual sounds such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together.
  • Stay alert, awake and active (3A’s) during the impact or probability of impact.
  • Locate and go to shelters,
  • Try to stay with your family and companions.


  • Check for injured and trapped persons.
  • Mark path of tracking so that you can’t be lost in middle of the forest.
  • Know how to give signs or how to communicate during emergency time to flying helicopters and rescue team.
  • Try to avoid construction and staying in vulnerable areas.
  • Do not panic and loose energy by crying.
  • Do not touch or walk over loose material and electrical wiring or pole.
  • Do not built houses near steep slopes and near drainage path.
  • Do not drink contaminated water directly from rivers, springs, wells but rain water if collected directly without is fine.
  • Do not move an injured person without rendering first aid unless the casualty is in immediate danger.