Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswamy to grant Rs 25 crore for relief and restoration efforts in cyclone-hit Kanyakumari district, reports the New Indian Express, Extremely heavy rainfall likely over north Lakshadweep islands in next 24 hours, says NDMA. Cyclone Burevi is likely to emerge into the Gulf of Mannar and the adjoining Comorin area on Thursday morning, after crossing the Sri Lankan coast on Wednesday evening/night. Kyarr's position in the Arabian Sea at 12 p.m. IST on October 29, 2019 (The Weather Channel Met Team) The cyclone claimed five lives in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu on November 30, caused by falling trees. Many rescued fishermen have been admitted to the medical college in Thiruvananthapuram and general hospitals since they were weak after being in the sea for the last 48 hours, the official said. As many as 1,540 people, including fishermen, affected by Cyclone Ockhi in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep were rescued by various agencies, the government said on Monday, according to PTI. Two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams each have been deployed at Surat, Navsari, and Rajkot, reported News18. The houses belonging to Philomena Fernandes and Everest Alphonse were consumed by the waves which advanced into the shore. It is expected to concentrate into a depression in the next 48 hours," Regional Meteorological Centre director S Balachandran said. Nirmala Sitharaman to reach Kanyakumari at 4.50 pm to visit rain-affected areas, As of Sunday morning, 89 boats with 1,154 fishermen taken shelter in various ports: Nirmala Sitharaman, Central agencies warned Kerala of the cyclone in time: Union minister KJ Alphons, Chennai, Puducherry likely to receive heavy rainfall in next 24 hours, according to Chennai Meteorological Center, Death toll rises to 16 due to Cyclone Ockhi, TTV Dhinakaran announces he will go to Kanyakumari to meet people affected by storm, Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari today, Kerala minister engaged in rescue and rehabilitation operations, but locals aren't satisfied. It has been over two weeks since 6 men from 48-year-old Janet's residence in Kanyakumari district embarked on a journey into rough waters for deep sea fishing. November 16, 2019. Locals in Poonthura came out in protest alleging rescue operations for the missing fishermen have been inadequate. Twenty nine relief camps have been set up to accommodate those marooned in coastal areas. According to Skymet, last time Mumbai witnessed the highest rains was in the year 2014 which was a mere 1.5 mm. The Kerala government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the cyclonic storm. Rainfall recorded in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep in last 24 hours. Suburban railway and flights largely unaffected in Mumbai. Angry fishermen at Poonthura, a coastal hamlet near Thiruvananthapuram, blocked traffic as about a dozen fishermen from their village were yet to be traced. The third named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Hikaa formed on September 22 west of India in the Arabian Sea.The storm reached peak intensity on September 24, with maximum sustained winds estimated over 140 km/h (85 mph). INS Sagardhwani recovered one body, 30 kilometres off the Thiruvananthapuram coast. All other ships at the disposal of Indian Navy would continue the search and rescue operations and provide relief till normalcy is restored. The Navy said the whole of Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands are under the cover of its ships and aircraft with rescue and relief operations on in full swing. The boats, 40 from Poonthura and 15 from Vizhinjam, left the shores with food and water. As Mumbai braces for Cyclone Ockhi, areas near the metropolis witnessed a spell of hailstorm early on Tuesday. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. "They, along with local officials, were rescuing people on a 'war-footing' from inundated areas," it said. Read more here. Rainfall level across Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshdweep; highest recorded in Minicoy, Kodaikanal, Coonoor, Death toll rises to nine in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, 250 families rescued being rescued Suchindram in Kanyakumari: Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency, Six warships, two coast guard ship deployed: defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Palaniswamy reportedly said the state government would soon seek Central funds to mitigate the damage caused by the cyclone. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Hikaa was a tropical cyclone that struck eastern Oman in September 2019. However, anger was mounting in coastal villages as they were unhappy with the authorities failing to take precautions before the cyclone hit the state. Minicoy (136 mm), Karaikal (118 mm), Puducherry (109 mm), Cuddalore (108 mm), Nagapattinam (74 mm), Thiruvananthapuram (47 mm), Madurai (26 mm), Kozhikode (22 mm), Kanyakumari (12 mm), Amini Devi (8 mm), Kochi (0.6 mm) and Chennai (0.4 mm). The state government requested the Centre to deploy helicopters of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard to search and rescue missing fishermen, mostly from Kanyakumari. Second COVID-19 vaccination dry run in all districts on 8 Jan, says health ministry; UK strain cases in India at 73, Narendra Modi flags off India’s first ever fully-automated driverless metro train in Delhi; all you need to know, Hague court cites statements by Modi, Jaitley to overturn Rs 10k crore tax demand from Cairn, 9 Months Season 5 Episode 1 | Pregnancy & Gearing Up for Delivery, Amazon beauty presents Vanity Diaries. Lakshadweep MP PP Mohammed Faizal said Kalpeni and Minicoy islands were badly hit by the cyclone but no casualties have been reported. The cyclone has moved away from Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram, but rain and water-logged roads with knee-deep water are making life difficult for the people there. Rescue operations are on. Later fresh news came that the Japanese ship since it was on its way to Kochi, it would drop the fishermen there. Kanyakumari in knee-deep water with no power. It further said that road and rail traffic is running smoothly. The biggest lapse on the part of the SDMA was its failure to disseminate the repeated warnings they received from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and other agencies about the deep depression in the Arabian Sea to the people. Gale winds speed reaching 100-110 kmph, gusting to 120 kmph, very likely over and around north Lakshadweep Islands during the next 24 hours and gradual decrease thereafter. With the help of the Centre, flights and ships are now being used in the rescue operations, says CM E Palaniswamy, Nirmala Sitharaman attends meeting with senior ministers, officers of Navy, coastguard and district officials, Defence minister meets deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, Nirmala Sitharaman discusses rescue operations with navy officials, Nirmala Sitharaman discusses rescue operations with navy personnel, Cyclone Ockhi likely to lash Saurashtra coast in the next 48 hours​. The Central Railway has also said that it has geared up to the cyclone, Railway Protection Force (RPF) and MSSF arrangements for crowd control at all stations. India Meteorological Department Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said the deep depression in the … Vice Admiral AR Karve, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, said the Indian Navy is putting in "maximum effort" to rescue fishermen from the sea which is very rough under the influence of Ockhi. As Cyclone Ockhi slowly recedes from Kerala, cancellations and worried queries from tourists marked the start of the tourist season in the state. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology tweets about the cyclone, Severe Cyclone Ockhi has now weakened into a Cyclone, is 230 km WSW of Mumbai, IMD's press release detailing conditions and the actions suggested, Don't trust rumours about Bandra-Worli Sea Link, says Mumbai Police. As many as 531 fishermen, stranded in the choppy waters off the Kerala and the Lakshadweep coasts due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday. It was Thiruvananthapuram district Collector S Vasuki who told the media, on Friday evening, that she wished to thank the Japanese government as one of their ships had rescued 60 fishermen after Cyclone Ockhi struck the Kerala coasts. In Kanyakumari, family members of missing fishermen staged a sit-in before state ministers RB Udhaya Kumar and P Thangamani for a while. Those affected by the natural calamity have two days to approach government agencies with details of damage to their properties to get compensation, he told the media. The Opposition Congress and BJP in Kerala on Friday slammed the LDF government over the alleged delay in initiating precautionary measures and launching rescue operations for fishermen, who got stranded in the rough sea off the coast due to Cyclone Ockhi. Weather in Kanyakumari district: Get the current weather in Kanyakumari and cities under Kanyakumari district, along with hourly, daily and weekly forecast. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil various rail-road development projects in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, on Friday later, said officials. Five dead in Kanyakumari district due to rains. As of now, more rains are expected to continue over Gujarat. Cyclone Burevi is expected to first hit Sri Lanka today (December 2). Fishermen have been advised to not venture out in the sea as the conditions will remain rough. Titus, a fisherman from Kollam district, told TNIE he had never seen “such a violent sea even in movies”. Two passenger trains from Nagercoil to Thiruvananthapuram cancelled, Navy saves 16 people in rescue operation, 40 expected to be stranded at sea, Rains batter Kanyakumari, other Tamil Nadu districts. The chief minister and his colleagues have been claiming that the government was doing everything possible to save the fishermen stranded in the sea. Gale winds speed reaching 110-120kmph gusting to 130kmph are likely near Lakshadweep. According to The Times of India, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani is expected to hold a press conference on Cyclone Ockhi at 5.30 pm on Tuesday in Surat. Gale winds speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph very likely south Lakshadweep Islands during next 12 hours and gradual decrease thereafter. “Ockhi cyclone intensified into severe cyclone and lies at about 110 km northeast of Minicoy (island) and it is likely to cross Lakshadweep arch during the next 24 hours,” the India Meteorological Department said in its bulletin. A desalination plant at Kavaratti … 89 °F: Besides engaging divers, the Indian Navy has deployed two aircraft and an advanced light helicopter (ALH). We have been demanding opening of a control room in our area but nothing has happened," said a Poonthura resident. Also, get the weather and season trend for cities under Kanyakumari district. Strong winds touching 60-70 kmph on Saturday pounded the union territory of Lakshadweep where 1,047 people have been shifted to 31 relief camps. Similarly, RPF and commercial control staff has been asked to monitor crowd movements and undertake necessary evacuation at stations in case of a disaster-like situation, the release said. The IMD also issued ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ alert for places in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Navy conducting rescue, rehabilitation in Lakshadweep; evacuation ordered in low lying areas. It was only late in the night that truth surfaced: "It was a fake news". PTI. "In all 68 fishing boats, out of which 66 are from Kerala and two from Tamil Nadu, have reached with total 952 fishermen on board. Heavy rains lashed southern districts of Tamil Nadu on Friday, as cyclone Ockhi moved closer to Lakshadweep. On Friday, six trains (numbers 56305, 56334, 56333, 56309, 56313, 56715) will remain cancelled. Rescue operations are going on to save five more fishermen sighted near Quilon coast in the state. ... Kanyakumari died in Ockhi cyclone just two days … The Kerala government has cancelled the inaugural ceremony of the upcoming International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in the wake of cyclone Ockhi affecting many districts in the state. "People are being shifted to schools," they said. The strong gale uprooted each and every tree in the district besides numerous … We will be involved in rescuing fisherman, inland area flooding, checking on building collapse and uprooted trees, and clearing the roads," the NDRF told CNN-News18. At 5.30 pm on Tuesday, Cyclone Burevi was moving at a speed of 9 kmph and lay centered at about 400 km east-south-east of Trincomalee in eastern Sri Lanka and 800 km east-south-east of Kanyakumari. This video is unavailable. On Friday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy, assuring him of full assistance in the wake of destruction by cyclone Ockhi, reported The Indian Express. "There is no need to panic," she said. (PTI) ... 2019, it said. Most of them had bruises all over their bodies from trying to stay onboard their boats for two nights. Fishermen have been advised to not venture into sea. Fifteen fishermen rescued by the Coast Guard are being brought to the Thiruvananthapuram coast, the official said. Thousands took to relief camps in Sri Lanka and southern India on Saturday to escape rising floodwaters after a cyclone killed at least 26 people. Breaks of sun late. According to the release, all emergency numbers have been updated. Besides, 138 fishermen have been rescued from the Lakshadweep islands, he said. The 2019–20 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season was a slightly above-average season in tropical cyclone and subtropical cyclone formation west of 90°E. Union home minister Rajnath Singh spoke to DG NDRF and reviewed the areas affected by Cyclone Ockhi. "The search operations now are aimed towards the Alappuzha area, as the boats would have run out of fuel. "It is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards across Lakshadweep islands during the next 24 hours and then move north-northeastwards during the subsequent 48 hours," it added. The Opposition alleged that the CPM-led government failed completely in tackling the emergency situation though it had received a prior warning about the cyclone. Water logging after heavy rain in Thiruvananthapuram, reports ANI, Ockhi may lead to cloudy weather with light rain along Maharashtra coast, Mumbai. Stepping up their efforts, the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard continued search for missing fishermen using ships, dornier aircraft and helicopters in the sea off Kerala and Lakshadweep. This district is well known for its coconut, rubber and plantain trees besides paddy, which form the economic backbone of the district. About District. Ockhi cyclone: Delay in warning and lack of communication lead to hundreds of fishers in coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala to go missing in Ockhi cyclone of 2017. Silverani Remmiyas of St Jude's Colony in Chinnathurai, Kanyakumari lost her son and son-in-law in the Ockhi cyclone / Credit: Nidhi Jamwal "In the wee hours of November 30, 2017, when Ockhi cyclone hit the tip of South India, there was no information or warning to fishers about the cyclone," said T Peter, general … 15 fishermen rescued off Colachel, Kanyakumari district. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison. According to the Indian Coast Guard, three fishermen were rescued off Vizhinjam coast in Kerala on Friday morning. Gujarat chief secretary holds review meeting. Indian Met Department issued warning to all ports. Fishing activities should remain suspended for another two days at least. Five boats anchored at a jetty in Kalpeni were damaged in heavy rains, coupled with strong winds. It is likely to cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban early on Friday (December 4) Skymet predicted that there will be light rains in Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat as well. Joseph Xavier, general secretary of All Kerala Fishing Boat Operators Association said that nearly 200 fishing boats which left Kochi coast in the last few days are yet to return to safety, reported The New Indian Express. Vijayan called those spreading the rumours "mad". Lakshadweep to witness incessant rains, gusty winds at speed of 120-145 kmph to lash islands. Also, the shack owners, whose establishments suffered damages following high tide during to the cyclone, have decided to approach the state tourism department to seek compensation for their losses. -, Kerala govt under fire for lax response to disaster. Ockhi likely to lash Saurashtra coast in the next 48 hours and subsequently weaken. Kanyakumari, besides Tirunelveli, had borne the brunt of Ochki cyclone, which uprooted hundreds of trees and crippled normal life. 1,540 people hit by cyclone Ockhi rescued so far, says government. However, the meteorological office predicts rains are in the offing. The cyclone is currently less than 420-km southwest of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea and moving northwards. Maldives-based telecom company Dhiraagu drops call rates to India, Sri Lanka, High alert issued in Kerala and Lakshadweep, 200 fishing boats yet to return to Kochi coast: All Kerala Fishing Boat Operators Association. According to Skymet, the severe Cyclone Ockhi has weakened to a cyclone and is inching towards Gujarat. "These fishermen had gone into the sea. Day's first high tide happened at 12:49 am (Monday-Tuesday intervening night), the next one will happen at 12:39 pm on Tuesday. As Cyclone Ockhi moves towards Lakshadweep, rain ravaged states are likely to experience relief today. The fishermen are safe, tweeted the Coast Guard. The Centre will provide funds. Heavy rains continued to batter coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu today, crippling normal life, even as Cyclone Ockhi lay centered about 80km north-northeast of Minicoy in Lakshadweep. On Saturday morning, the intensity of the rains and winds in the deep sea was reported to have come down. It also added that the intensity of these rains will be light with moderate showers in some isolated pockets. As per weathermen, intensity of rains in Mumbai will be more with moderate spells lashing the region and one or two heavy spells of rains could also be witnessed. Following this, the fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off south Tamil Nadu, south Kerala … June 1, 2019. It also said heavy to very heavy rainfalls were likely in isolated areas of Kerala and south Lakshadweep islands. The compound wall of a private resort was washed away by the waves and a party arranged at the resort had to be cancelled. BJP MP Manoj Tiwari's roadshow in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad was also cancelled due to light showers since early morning, Bapunagar MLA Jagroopsinh Rajput said. Vijayan said as many as 531 fishermen, stranded in the choppy waters off the Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued. The lndian Navy is determined to bring back normalcy to Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands most expeditiously, a Defence release said. The Coast Guard rescued 198 fishermen and 18 fishing boats of Tamil Nadu off the Western coast. Officials had claimed that it will take a minimum of three days for electricity to be restored. Four fishermen were rescued by a Navy chopper on Saturday morning, 20 miles off Kochi. Palaniswamy also discussed the situation with Union home minister Rajnath Singh. Urging people not to trust unverified news, Mumbai Police on Tuesday said the "news" that Bandra-Worli Sea Link has "collapsed" is untrue. Following is the official warning statement for fishermen near Kerala and Lakshadweep: Squally weather with wind-speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely along and off  Kerala coasts, gale wind-speed reaching 110-120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph is likely over Lakshadweep area till 2 pm 2 December. The NDRF said it has one team already positioned in Trichur or regional district in Kerala. It is approaching Gujarat steadily and now lies centred in the Arabian Sea. Cyclone Burevi LIVE updates: A week after Cyclone Nivar hit the Karaikal coast, another cyclone, Burevi, named by the Maldives, is expected to cross Tamil Nadu’s southernmost district of Kanyakumari between today and tomorrow. - IANS, Cyclone Ockhi pours cold water on poll campaign in Gujarat. Cyclone Ockhi likely to move towards Gujarat, North Maharashtra, Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia announced for kin of dead: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Cyclone Ockhi, which has caused widespread damage in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts, will not be termed a national disaster, Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons said on Sunday. Several rumours are going "viral" on social media regarding Cyclone Ockhi and Mumbai Rains. Sign up for a weekly curated briefing of the most important strategic affairs stories from across the world. IMD statement from Thiruvananthapuram for Kerala and Lakshadweep. The Times of India reported that Mumbai's Chowpatty beach has been closed for the public because Cyclone Ockhi. "Cyclone … Twenty people have been rescued and efforts are on to bring others to safety. Skymet Weather said that Mumbai can brace for some light showers by the evening of 4 December. The Sri Lankan Red Cross on Saturday said that showers or thundershowers are expected in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central provinces and in Galle, Puttalam and Matara districts. STROME IN KANYAKUMARI 2017 CYCLONE IN NAGERCOIL 2017. Find Kanyakumari Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Kanyakumari and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Palaniswamy has announced Rs 25 crore for expediting relief and restoration work in the district. Public Relations Officer for the Mumbai Airport says flight operations haven’t been affected. "Heavy (7-11cm in 24 hrs) is most likely to occur at one or two places in Kerala and heavy (7-11cm in 24 hrs) to very heavy rainfall (12-20cm in 24 hrs) is most likely to occur at one or two places in Lakshadweep till morning of 3rd December 2017," read the IMD release. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, appealed to BJP workers to extend a helping hand to those that would be likely hit by the cyclone, which is expected to make a landfall tonight on the states southern coast in Surat. They are being brought to the Vizhinjam coast, she said. The state chief minister met some injured fishermen, who were rescued from the choppy waters, at the medical college hospital in Thiruvanathapuram and enquired about their well-being. Top Navy officials said they deployed two ships to the Lakshadweep Islands for carrying out rescue and rehabilitation operations in the island. According to The Times of India, Kerala women's commission members will contribute a day's salary to the chief minister's disaster relief fund to help the ones affected by the cyclone. Nilgiris, Theni, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Puducherry and Chennai will receive more rains. The weather is expected to start improving by 7 December but until then, it is advised for the locals to stay cautious. To expedite relief works in worst affected Kanniyakumari district, two NDRF teams and seven of the state disaster response agency have been deputed. (PTI) ... 2019, it said. Weather forecasting bureau Skymet on Tuesday predicts moderate rain and thundershower with strong winds in Maharashtra. According to The New Indian Express, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the families of those deceased in Kanyakumari district due to heavy rains caused by cyclone Ockhi. Day's first low tide happened at 6:52 am. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued an "extremely heavy rainfalls" (>20 cm) warning for isolated areas in north Lakshadweep Islands during the next 24 hours. They will take residents to relief centres and ensure all their needs are met with," said the Chief Minister. Train services have also been disrupted in the Kanyakumar-Nagercoil section. "Maharashtra will completely look after everyone till weather permits them to go back," he said. According to The Times of India, hoteliers and tour operators observed a drop in inquiries from people planning visits this week. Even though it is the smallest in terms of area (1672/Sq.Km), the density of population is the … Lok Sabha MP PP Mohammed Faizal on Saturday alleged that the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard failed to respond promptly in tackling the crisis due to cyclone Ockhi, which left a trail of destruction in the Lakshadweep islands. The state government decided to urge the Centre to declare Cyclone Ockhi, which left a trail of destruction in the state, a national calamity. Cyclone Ockhi's devastating effect could have been reduced if state disaster officials acted promptly. #CycloneOckhi | Timelapse GIF pic.twitter.com/J1xkyCqfL1, Kerala women's commission to contribute a day's salary: Report. This is a matter of concern, given there were reports about the arrival of the cyclone at least two days ago,” Xavier said. Alphons held a meeting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other cabinet colleagues earlier in the day to discuss the rescue and rehabilitation operations. Motorists ride past an uprooted tree following gusty winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Amphan, in Kanyakumari district, Monday, May 18, 2020. Heavy (7-11cm in 24 hrs) to very heavy rainfall (12-20cm in 24 hrs) is most likely to occur at a few places, and extremely heavy rainfall (21 cm or more in 24 hrs) at one or two places till morning of 2 December and heavy rainfall (7-11cm in 24 hrs) at a few places from morning of Saturday till the morning of 3 December in Lakshadweep. Top Navy officials said they have deployed two ships to the Lakshadweep Islands for carrying out rescue and rehabilitation operations in the island which is under threat of the cyclone. Periyar dam records 16,022 cusecs and the Vaigai dam at 2,507 cusecs. The Indian Navy is putting in "maximum effort" to rescue fishermen from the sea which is very rough under the influence of Cyclone Ockhi, a top Navy official said on Friday. Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers in Gujarat to provide all possible help. So far, 393 people from Kerala have been rescued, Vijayan said, as the state government announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of those who died in the storm. Twitter user @skiy7 tweeted visuals from Lokhandwala in Andheri West, In view of Mumbai rains, all roads leading up to Dadar Chowpatty have been closed to avoid traffic snafu, reports said, High alert issued in Gujarat and Maharashtra, Police stop people from going near beaches. Congress, BJP flay LDF govt over delay in launching rescue operations. Two merchant ships rescued in Lakshadweep: MHA. Goa assesses damage caused due to cyclone. The IFFK, which attracts a large number of cinema aficionados and film personalities from across the country, is scheduled to begin on 8 December. 102 fishermen yet to return home in Kerala. Life in Kanyakumari was thrown out of gear due to heavy rain and strong winds. December 21, 2019. "Since most of the boats are co-owned by people belonging to Tamil Nadu and most of the workers are also from that state, it is also possible that the fishermen might have taken the boats to Colachel, Muttom and Thengapattanam," added Xavier. Episode 5 – Radhika Apte - Her Moods, Her Make-up and Her Movies. According to the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority, 23 boats from the state with 260 crew members are safe at Myria Bandar, Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. Puducherry will also by subjected to rainfall while Chennai will witness rains in regular intervals. Pre Monsoon showers likely in Bengaluru, Mysore, Kochi and Kanyakumari in 48 hours. New Delhi: Two cyclonic storms are brewing together in the Arabian Sea in a rare occurrence and one of them likely to batter the Lakshadweep archipelago in the next 24 hours, the IMD said on Wednesday. Gujarat's chief secretary calls meeting to review preparedness. As the navy, air force and coast guard continue conducting search and rescue operations, fishermen who returned to the shore safely had just one thing to say: They had never weathered such a violent storm in their experience. Cyclone Ockhi can lead to cloudy weather coupled with light rain for some parts along Maharashtra coast and Mumbai next week, reports have said. "As per the state government's request, we will carry rescue operations. K Palaniswamy urges Centre to involve navy, coast guard in search operations of missing fishermen. He said normal life in three islands – Minicoy, Kalpeni and Kavaratti – was badly hit by the cyclone. As per the latest Met department bulletin, the system is very likely to intensify further during the next 24 hours. Electricity restoration work taking place in Kanyakumari district, Lakshadweep MP claims Indian Navy, Coast Guard failed to respond promptly. Similarly, videos of hailstorm near Mumbai circulating on Whatsapp groups and social media are unverified and it's wise not to trust every video or "news" that comes your way. Rescue teams decided to step up their operations after a body in a highly decomposed state was recovered near the Vizhinjam coast. About 150 fishermen, who put out to sea from various southern districts, were rescued, Thiruvananthapuram district commissioner K Vasuki said, adding that efforts were on to bring the rest of the stranded fishermen to the shore. Watch Queue Queue Life has come to a standstill in the Ockhi-ravaged Kanyakumari district for the second day.As many as 10 persons had died in impact of the cyclone so far. 550 families have been evacuated to 30 relief camps in the state. Firstpost - All Rights Reserved. Urge Congress leaders and workers in Gujarat to provide all necessary help and support to the needy during this hour of crisis. They failed to respond promptly in the adverse situation," Faizal told PTI. As Cyclone Ockhi intensifies in the Bay of Bengal, eight people were killed — four each — in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Thursday, reported PTI.