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Cyclone Ockhi on way to Kerala, TN

01 Декабря 2017

TN State Disaster Management Agency said that the depression is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours.

According to an ANI report, a P8I aircraft, Navy Dornier and Coast Guard Dornier are also airborne for search and rescue along with helicopter with divers. "Search and rescue of missing fishing boats with crew & Marine Engg vessel at sea due to Cyclone Ockhi off Kerala coast". Two ships each belonging to the Indian Coast Guard have been deployed from Kochi and Tuticorin. The Southern Naval Command was also gearing up for any humanitarian assistance and disaster relief that may be required in view of the cyclone in the southern parts of Kerala.

Torrential rain and winds wreaked havoc along the southern districts of Kerala Thursday.

At least four trains connecting Thiruvananthapuram/Kollam and Nagercoil/Kanyakumari were cancelled and others rescheduled. The Met department has also warned of a storm surge of half-a-meter above astronomical tides which could inundate low-lying areas of coastal districts of south Kerala.

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Collector K.S. Kandasamy has declared a holiday for schools in Tiruvannamalai district due to heavy rain.

In several places, electric posts got uprooted, disrupting power supply. Residents have also been asked to stay indoors with the Indian Meteorological Department predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. 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. Squally winds speed reaching 55-65 km gusting to 75 km/hour likely along and off Kerala coast.

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

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Cyclone Ockhi on way to Kerala, TN