Gujarat on High Alert Ahead of Cyclone Ockhi, Schools Shut Down

06 December, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rallies in Gujarat's Morbi, Dhrangadhra and Surendranagar cancelled due to bad weather Cyclone Ockhi.

"With Cyclone Ockhi expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, I appeal to BJP Gujarat Karyakartas to focus on helping people across the state". 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. Fishermen have been warned not to go out into the sea off these coasts on these days otherwise the result may be disastrous.

Two men hold umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain as they stand next to a fishing boat on the Arabian Sea coast in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, India, Friday, Dec.1, 2017.


He also said that he was monitoring the situation arising in various parts of the country due to the cyclone. "All possible assistance is being provided to those affected", he tweeted. The Santacruz weather station- representative of Mumbai- recorded 7mm rain.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places over Saurashtra and south Gujarat region.

Fishermen living along and off South Gujarat and North Maharashtra coasts are advised not to venture into the sea till Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Mumbai Disaster Management unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory against visiting the beaches today and tomorrow, as the cyclone is expected to hit the coast of Maharashtra within the next 48 hours.

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