Cyclone Ockhi causes heavy rains in Mumbai

Marie Harrington
December 6, 2017

As Cyclone Ockhi threatened the Gujarat coast on Tuesday, more than 5,000 people were shifted to safer locations and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams deployed in vulnerable places. Fishermen have been warned not to go out into the sea off these coasts on these days otherwise the result may be disastrous. Along with Gujarat, Maharashtra, too, is on high alert.

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Due to the impact of the cyclone, Mumbai and its suburbs received rains since Tuesday morning, but the weather eased by afternoon even as a hailstorm lashed some sections of the Munbai-Pune Expressway. Spoke to all relevant authorities and officials.

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The deadly cyclone has claimed at least 20 lives with hundreds still missing after it made a landfall in Kerala on November 30 has now moved towards Maharashtra and Gujarat. "All possible assistance is being provided to those affected", he tweeted.

Reports said rains, winds and a fall in temperature across many districts have slowed down political activities.

According to a private weather agency, Mumbai and adjoining regions will continue to receive light to moderate with few intense showers. 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.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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