07.00pm: President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to express his concern about the damages caused due to the cyclone. The deadly storm has killed seven people in neighbouring Sri Lanka and affected the lives of nearly 20,000 people. Thiruvananthapuram: The severe cyclonic storm, Ockhi, is gaining in strength and raging at a furious pace 60 km off the Kerala coast, a release from the Indian Meterological Department said. Alerts have been issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod. Cyclone Ockhi has lashed the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Saturday with torrential rainfall and gusty winds. Search and rescue efforts are progressing off Vizhinjam port where approximately 40 people were stranded at sea. The cyclone uprooted tens of thousands of trees along the adjoining coastal villages of Kanyakumari and Trivandrum causing extensive damages to houses and power lines. Ockhi cyclone a view from thiruvananthapuram The cyclonic storm is moving west-northwestwards towards Lakshwadeep Islands and in the next 24 … IN Ships Sharda & Shardul also sailing out soon to augment search effort. Arokia Mary and Hermen Mary from Kanyakumari, were missing since November 30. Two were electrocuted in rural Trivandrum and a woman died in a hospital after a tree fell on the house she lived in. In the same duration, Punalur recorded 92 mm of rain and Thiruvananthapuram witnessed 79 mm in Kerala. Besides these, many trains have been partially cancelled and many trains have been rescheduled. How did the cyclone form? There is no need to panic, he added. Today, seven trains with numbers 56313, 56310, 56386, 56362, 56363, 56389, 16791 and 16792 have been cancelled. 04.35 pm: At least 130 families from Chellanam, 17 families from Kumbalangi and 18 families from Edavanakad are rehabilitated from the coastal areas, according to ANI reports. 40 pm: Visuals of destruction from Kerala caused by heavy rains and strong winds due to the onset of cyclone Ockhi, reports ANI. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Dec 1 : The Indian Navy assets have sighted twenty four people stranded at the sea due to Cyclone Ockhi, and efforts are underway to rescue all of them. International Safety Net (ISN) activated to advise Merchant Traffic to render assistance. 6.15 pm: Search and rescue operation by Indian Navy for 6 fishing boats with crew and a Marine Engg vessel missing at sea off Kerala coast under influence of cyclone Ockhi. This includes the rescue of 37 people by IN ALH flying between Trivandrum and sea area where personnel are stranded. Normally, it takes at least 24 hours for a cyclone to develop from the “deep depression” stage. HQSNC deploys IN ships Shardul, Nireekshak, Kabra & Kalpeni & 2 ac for Search&Rescue of 6 fishing boats with crew & Marine Engg vessel missing at sea under influence of Cyclone “Okhi” off Kerala coast @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD (file pics) pic.twitter.com/vY100adMoS, — SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) November 30, 2017. Ockhi, which claimed the lives of 143 fishermen in the state, left a lasting impact on fisherfolk. Have asked them to shift people away from disaster prone areas and if needed with the help of Coast Guard, Navy & Air-force, tweets CM Pinarayi Vijayan. TRIVANDRUM: As the state reels under heavy downpour caused by Cyclone Ockhi, local people on Saturday blocked the National Highway here for … Church slams Kerala government for poor Ockhi relief operations. 11:00 pm: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Twitter said that around 280 fishermen are missing and unaccounted for from Thiruvananthapuram. More rains on their way as cylcone Ockhi gets closer to the Islands. Was the ending of Qatar's blockade a victory, or does it signal the end of the Saudi era? 10:30 am: Cyclone Ockhi has intensified into a severe Cyclone. Washington [US], January 10 (ANI): Twitter has removed a post by the Chinese embassy in the USA which claimed that Uyghur women have been "emancipated" and are no longer "baby-making machines.". @DefenceMinIndia office in touch with both @IndiaCoastGuard @indiannavy @ShashiTharoor. On the other hand seven people were picked up by the vessel MV ENERGY ORPHEUS, while other four were rescued by Indian Navy Ship (INS) JAMUNA and three by trawler in the area. New Delhi, Nov 30: Cyclone Ockhi lashed parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala with torrential rains and gusty winds and is approaching the Lakshadweep archipelago, reports … 5.45 pm: Four people died in Tamil Nadu as heavy rain and strong winds disrupt normal life in Kanyakumari, reports ANI. One OPV is being deployed ex Toothukudi and additional Dornier sorties will be taken up from dawn. 8:50 am: Cyclone Ockhi to become a severe cyclone today, heavy rain in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, predicts Skymet. 8:20 am: Due to dislocation of train services in the Nagercoil-Trivandrum section, rail services have been affected on the route. Up to 10,000 members of fishing communities march in the Kerala capital, Thiruvananthapuram, Dec. 11 displaying the photos of people from their areas who have died after cyclone Ockhi hit the southern Indian cost. On: April 1, 2018. 4.45 pm: By tomorrow it will be over Lakshwadeep Islands, says MET Kerala chief S Sudevan, reports ANI. Helicopters and Dornier aircraft of Indian Navy are being used for rescue operations: CM Pinarayi Vijayan. 4.57 pm: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s Kerala visit scheduled for December 1-2 has been postponed due to cyclonic conditions in the area, reports ANI. 9.40 pm: Visuals from Shankumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. ALH has dropped Suraksha liferaft for personnel. Over 200 fishermen from Kerala, who were left stranded in the sea because of inclement weather conditions, were brought safely to the shore by yesterday night. They came from across America, summoned by President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim that the November election was stolen and to stop the congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden as the victor. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption in our body and low levels of it can trigger bone abnormalities. 4.30 pm: The southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu received heavy rainfall as Cyclone Ockhi, which originated near the Sri Lankan coast, rattled through the Arabian Sea towards Lakshwadeep islands. For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App. People of coastal area suffered maximum due to the heavy wind and humungous sea waves similar to a tsunami. Two ships on standby in Lakshadweep. Cyclone Ockhi. Cyclone Ockhi’s devastation started within 12 hours of the first “rough seas” warning which was put out on November 29. Cyclone In Kerala. Cyclone Ockhi barrelled into the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India on Saturday after drenching the neighboring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming so far around 14 lives with many fishermen still feared trapped at sea. pic.twitter.com/DYg7ngIZ48, — Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) November 30, 2017. cyclone Ockhi. Cyclone Affected Areas. She also spoke with Inspector General Nautiyal, Regional Commander (West) Coast Guard and have asked to step up the rescue measures. Confident local authorities, emergency services and civil society will rise to the occasion. There were also some unidentified fishers from the north-eastern states of India who were lost at sea while working on board fishing vessels. But Where are They? (ANI). #Visuals from Shankumugham Beach in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district #CycloneOckhi pic.twitter.com/s2unvGbeP8. Kerala: Rescued fishermen brought to Trivandrim Air Force Station, later admitted to hospital for treatment #CycloneOckhi pic.twitter.com/lB10HNPqsE, 05.45pm: Observed and forecast track of the severe cyclonic storm (Image source: IMD). 4.50 pm: IMD issues warning as power and communication lines could be damaged due to breaking of tree branches and uprooting of trees. The NDRF teams have already been moved to the affected areas, says the Home Ministry. Naval Sea king helicopter being launched shortly to recover eight survivors and additional search, says Indian Navy. The leader said that he discussed the ongoing situation with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who promptly assured of immediate action. 8:00 am: Schools in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Villupuram, Kanyakumari, Nellai, Theni, Dindigul, Madurai and Thoothukudi to remain closed today, reports Skymet. 4.20pm: The southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu received heavy rainfall as Cyclone Ockhi, which originated near the Sri Lankan coast, rattled through the Arabian Sea towards Lakshwadeep islands. 4.15 pm: MeT Chennai Director S Balachandran issues cyclone warning for Tamil Nadu, reports ANI. It’ll intensify further & become severe cyclonic storm, by tomorrow it’ll be over Lakshadweep. 04.15pm: Indian Navy ships Sharda and Shardul sailed out to augment search effort, in final stages of embarking humanitarian assistance and disaster relief items for assistance at Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands, as per ANI reports. Air assistance in the search operation will also be included by tomorrow. Look for lung cancer signs. 8.30 pm: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan instructs the district collectors to be on alert. reports Skymet. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard Ship C-427 has rescued two fishing boats off Vizhinjam, which were reported missing due to cyclone. Many adults may suffer from ADHD without even realizing. 11:30 pm: Nirmala Sitharaman on Twitter said that the Defence Ministry office is in touch with both Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy. This video is unavailable. “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. Beijing [China], January 11 (ANI): The Chinese civil society has entered an unprecedented "ice age" after years of the crackdown by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), said a veteran dissident Ou Biaofeng, adding that any form of resistance these days is almost guaranteed to "draw retaliation and clampdown". 7: 30 am:  IMD regional director S Sudevan said Thursday the formation is moving west-northwestwards towards Lakshadweep Islands and is likely to further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. Pune (Maharashtra) [India], January 12 (ANI): The first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine were dispatched from the Serum Institute of India here in the early hours of Tuesday, ahead of the January 16 launch of the nationwide vaccination drive. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): As Cyclone Ockhi intensified into a severe cyclonic storm; around 165 families have been shifted from the coastal areas of Kerala by the local administration. Cyclone Ockhi was first declared on the surface of the sea between Sri Lanka and Kanyakumari, India on November 30, 2017 and was the most intense cyclone over the Arabian Sea since 2015. Units in vicinity being directed. 05.30 pm: Astronomical tides are very likely to inundate low lying areas of Lakshadweep Islands, as per IMD reports. Cyclone Ockhi: Two dead, 214 Kerala fishermen rescued State Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty said that 53 of the rescued fishermen was airlifted from the sea. Unlike any other disaster, okchi was special in its effect. Cyclone In Trivandrum. No need to panic just be cautious: S Sudevan, MET Kerala pic.twitter.com/hpGB90zysW. This is the main reason for an unusually high number of casualties. 7 people have died in coastal Kerala and 6 in Tamil Nadu and nearly 90 fishermen are missing as a depression above the Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclonic storm. Cyclone Ockhi, which has claimed 22 lives in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, made a landfall in Lakshadweep in Arabian Sea on Saturday and is expected to … The city was affected by the Heavy rains and strong winds resulting in damage to buildings, road and plant life. Responding to a request for assistance made by District Collector of Trivandrum, the Indian Navy dispatched its ships … The fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Kerala braced the massive cyclone Ockhi on November 30. Thank you for your feedback. It has been published as provided by ANI. 10.05 pm: Three men and a woman were killed in different incidents of trees falling on them in Kanyakumari district, PTI quoted local officials. 11: 10 am: Boeing P8I Aircraft deployed at first light from INS Rajali this morning sights seven survivors hanging on to a capsized boat ~25 miles West of Trivandrum. Cyclone Ockhi … 2018-04-01 . 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