Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday in schools, colleges due to Cyclone Ockhi

06 December, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Asking people not to panic in case of a cyclone alert, the NDMA said that fishermen along and off Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts should not venture into sea from December 6 to 8 while fishermen along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands are advised not to venture into sea till Wednesday.

A precautionary holiday has been announced for all schools in the coastal Maharashtra districts of Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. NDRF teams have been put on alert and deployed at critical locations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the nation that the government is continously monitoring the situation arising in various parts of the country due to Cyclone Ockhi. "The intensity of rains will increase as the cyclone approaches", the official said.

The city is likely to experience medium to heavy showers throughout the day and the intensity is likely to reduce by 3am.

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The latest weather forecast said cyclone Ockhi has moved closer to the southern coast and is about 390 kms from Surat. He only addressed the crowd at Anjar.

Mumbai recorded its highest 24-hour rainfall in December in the last decade as Cyclone Ockhi started to affect the weather conditions of the coastal city. Former Congress strongman Shankersinh Vaghela, who floated his Jan Vikalp front, was also forced to cancel his roadshows and rallies that were to be held in Junagadh, and Mahuva and Palitana towns of Saurashtra, a leader of his outfit said.

BJP president Amit Shah, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Congress leader Raj Babbar were among those whose election rallies slated for Tuesday were cancelled.

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