Вторник, 12 Декабря, 2017

Cyclone Ockhi on way to Kerala, TN

There were also reports of atleast 50 trees being uprooted by strong winds There were also reports of atleast 50 trees being uprooted by strong winds
Andrew Cummings | 01 Декабря, 2017, 06:38

As the rain refused to let up, districts across Tamil Nadu have declared holidays for schools and colleges.

Meanwhile Defence PRO Dhanya Sanal K confirmed that four ships of Indian Navy and 2 ships of Indian Coast Guard have already been deployed for the rescue operations. Several houses and vehicles were damaged with high velocity winds uprooting trees, electric posts and advertisement hoardings at many places. The Navy has deployed ships for search and rescue operations.

The storm named "OCKHI" is likely to gather strength in the next 24 hours to become a severe cyclonic storm as it moves towards the Lakshadweep Islands. The Southern Naval Command has deployed Naval ships "Shardul", "Nireekshak", "Kabra" and "Kalpeni" and two aircraft based on the request received from the Thiruvananthapuram Collector for assistance.

Visuals from Thiruvananthapuram
Visuals from Thiruvananthapuram

The Indian Navy and India Coast Guard have initiated search and rescue of missing fishing boats with crew and Marine Engineering vessel at sea due to cyclone Ockhi off Kerala coast.

The weather bureau has warned of cyclonic storm "Ockhi" brewing over the Cape area with expected landfall in south Kerala, adjoining districts of south Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep Islands. Power supply was badly affected in many parts of the affected districts with KSEB trying to restore the supply till late night.

The report added that Kerala can expect heavy winds that can reach up to speeds of 85 kmph along South Kerala coast. Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary in the ministry, said the archipelago in the southern part of the Arabian Sea will start experiencing heavy rainfall and strong winds from Friday.

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While four deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu, four people were killed in Kerala.

Heavy rainfall is expected over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala during the next 24 hours.

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