Cyclone Ockhi Live Updates: 8 Dead In Kerala And Tamil Nadu As Storm Heads For Lakshadweep

 
Cyclone Ockhi Live Updates: 8 Dead In Kerala And Tamil Nadu As Storm Heads For Lakshadweep

 

CHENNAI:  Eight people have died in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu and nearly 90 fishermen are missing as a depression above the Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclonic storm. Cyclone Ockhi, meteorologists say, is heading for Lakshadweep and is unlikely to make landfall in Tamil Nadu or Kerala. As of this morning, Cyclone Ockhi is hovering 160 km east of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. Schools in seven districts across the two states have been closed. In Kanyakumari and Thoothukudi districts of Tamil Nadu, strong winds uprooted more than 500 trees, snapped power lines and damaged settlements close to the sea. Heavy rain is likely to continue.
 
Here are the live updates on cyclone Ockhi:

Dec 01, 2017
09:35 (IST)
Cyclone Ockhi has been named by Bangladesh after the Bengali word for "eye". Cyclone Ockhi formed after a 'depression' over the Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclonic storm.
Dec 01, 2017
09:33 (IST)
Chennai received up to 5 cm of rain between 8:30 last night and and 5:30 this morning, the Met department said. Intermittent rain has been predicted in Chennai for today.
Dec 01, 2017
09:32 (IST)
Water had entered a popular, 17th century temple in Kanyakumari's Shuchindram and several villages in the region. More than 800 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas in Kanyakumari. Several areas are without electricity.
Dec 01, 2017
09:31 (IST)
Four people were killed and dozens of houses were damaged in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, the police said. Four others were killed in Kerala.
Dec 01, 2017
09:30 (IST)
The Met office said the worst is over and the cyclone has moved away from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari and Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, but is intensifying on its way to Lakshadweep islands and the wind speed and rain could cause damage.
Dec 01, 2017
09:29 (IST)
As of this morning, the incessant rains have stopped in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, however, the Met department has warned of heavy rain in the state for the next 24 hours.
Dec 01, 2017
09:23 (IST)
The National Disaster Response Force or NDRF and Navy teams are on stand-by for moving towards the Lakshadweep islands for search and rescue operations.
Dec 01, 2017
09:22 (IST)
Five fishing boats are reported to have sunk near Lakshadweep's Kalpeni island. However, no casualties have been reported yet from Lakshadweep.
Dec 01, 2017
09:20 (IST)
Several trains to and from Thiruvananthapuram have either been delayed, cancelled or re-scheduled due to heavy rainfall overnight and the forecast of further rains.
Dec 01, 2017
09:19 (IST)
Forecasters have however, warned of heavy rain in south Kerala for the next 24 hours and south Tamil Nadu for the next 12 hours. Schools in the coastal districts in the two states have been closed. Over 80 fishermen from Kerala remain missing and are suspected to be stranded at sea.
Dec 01, 2017
09:18 (IST)
Cyclone Ockhi, that killed eight people in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is moving closer to Lakshadweep, which is on high alert. As of this morning, Cyclone Ockhi is hovering 160 km east of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. The weather department said the worst seems to be over in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and that the cyclone has moved away from Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram.

Source: (ndtv.com)