Cyclone Ockhi continues to leave trail of destruction, schools shut in Maharashtra, rescue operations on warfooting
Updated On : 05 Dec,2017 ,16:57 PM
Cyclone Ockhi which was predicted to pass over the Lakshwadeep islands and veer away from mainland India has left a trail of destruction in parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and now is heading towards Gujarat and Maharashtra.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the storm is further expected to make landfall in South Gujarat on Tuesday night, causing heavy rains in and around the state.
Schools and colleges in Maharashtra including those in Mumbai were closed in the wake of the forecast of rain triggered by Cyclone Ockhi on Tuesday.
Eastern and Western Railway in Mumbai have also taken necessary steps in order to avoid any kind of untoward incident as Cyclone Ockhi is expected to hit coastal areas of Maharashtra.
Vehicles wade through a waterlogged street in Versova, Mumbai.
Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde took to micro-blogging site Twitter and declared holiday for Sindhudurga, Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts.
Fishermen bring in their boats at the coast of Mumbai, near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Indian Navy’s search and rescue operations are still underway in some parts of Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi.
Via news nation