The cyclone, which was 70 km south of Kanyakumari in the Bay of Bengal yesterday is now moving towards the Lakshwadeep Islands in the Arabian Sea. [2][9] The disturbance was located within an area of warm sea surface temperatures and moderate to strong vertical wind shear, with atmospheric convection scattered around the disturbance's ill-defined low-level circulation center. (more…). Category 3 tropical cyclone that struck Sri Lanka and India in 2017, Cyclone Ockhi near peak intensity west of, "Cyclone Ockhi: the story behind the name...", Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Ockhi" over Bay of Bengal (29 November – 06 December 2017): A Report, "Cyclone Ockhi: rains hit Lakshadweep islands, damage houses, uproot trees", "Cyclone Ockhi dissipates, Gujarat spared", "Church to take legal action over Indian cyclone tragedy", "Will Sri Lanka turn to SMS storm warnings after 'night from hell'? [67] The complaint was that in the matter of Ockhi and the natural calamity that followed, the Centre had a different attitude. (more…), വയനാട്ടില്‍ സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ സ്വന്തം മെഡിക്കല്‍ കോളേജ് സ്ഥാപിക്കും വയനാട് ജില്ലയില്‍ ഡി.എം. രക്ഷപ്പെട്ട ചിലര്‍ ഒമാനിലും മാലി ഉള്‍പ്പെടെയുളള ചില ദ്വീപുകളിലും എത്തിപ്പെട്ടതായി വിവരമുണ്ടെന്ന് തൊഴിലാളികള്‍ പറഞ്ഞപ്പോഴാണ് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ഈ ഉറപ്പു നല്‍കിയത്. സാംസ്കാരിക വകുപ്പിനു കീഴിലുളള സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളുടെ ചെയര്‍മാډാരുടെയും വൈസ് ചെയര്‍മാډാരുടെയും ഓണറേറിയം പുതുക്കി നിശ്ചയിക്കാന്‍ തീരുമാനിച്ചു. [22] The department instead predicted rain of 75 mm (3.0 in) or more over various parts of the island over the period of November 28–30. Though it turned to northeast and headed towards the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea, it caused havoc and destruction in the southernmost districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, particularly the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu and the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. [55] In Goa, beach shacks were hit by high tides caused by Cyclone Ockhi. (TK Deepaprasad/TOI, BCCL, Thiruvananthapuram) Just … [68] Sekhar Kuriakose, the member secretary of the Kerala Disaster Management Authority, claimed in a press statement on December 1 that it was not possible for the MET department to issue a cyclone warning on November 29, as the cyclone was still a deep depression on November 30 until noon. [38][39] Falling trees and damage to power transmission lines resulted in power outages in affected areas, with Matara, Galle and Ambalangoda among the worst affected. Kerala's Director General of Police Jacob Thomas, who was suspended for criticising the Pinarayi Vijayan government in the wake of cyclone Ockhi … [25][26], Close to 220 families were moved from the coastal areas of Kochi as a precaution, due to a storm surge at Chellanam. [51] The coastal areas of Ernakulam District, in Kerala, were affected by the cyclone. [20] Dry and cold air from the subcontinent rapidly weakened the storm, and it was last noted as a well-marked low-pressure area south of the Gulf of Cambay on December 6. More than 400 people were rescued and evacuated, and few cadavers were found. [11] The IMD followed suit, upgrading the storm to a Deep Depression, and soon afterwards to Cyclonic Storm Ockhi. Chief Minister of Kerala complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he had a negligent attitude towards states ruled by the Left. At least 47 fishermen, who were rescued, have been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram medical college. Almost 50 shacks in the Morjim, Mandrem, Arambol and Querim Beaches in Pernem taluka were damaged. [5] During its lifetime as a tropical cyclone, Ockhi traveled a distance of 2,538 km. The navy transported relief material to Minicoy, Kavaratti, and Kalpeni on Sunday. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cyclone Ockhi that hit Kerala two days ago claimed seven more lives on Saturday, taking the toll in the state to 13. [67] Fishermen and their families protested and did not allow Vijayan's car to pass through during his visit of Vizhinjam, a fishing village near Thiruvananthapuram. [22] The Department of Meteorology also issued a weather advisory for heavy rain, strong winds, and rough seas on the morning of November 28, at 1130 IST. The system produced heavy rainfall and gale-force winds in Sri Lanka, initially affecting the southern coastline, with Matara, and the general Matara District in particular, experiencing wind speeds of 70–80 km/h (40–50 mph) and bearing the brunt of the cyclone. A desalination plant at Kavaratti was also damaged. Cyclone Ockhi has claimed at least 12 lives so far even as it intensified into a ‘severe’ cyclone on Friday, causing heavy rains in the coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu. Edappadi K. Palaniswami encouraged Rajnath Singh to involve the Navy and Coast Guard in search operations. 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A team of central officials arrive in Thiruvananthapuram to make an assessment of the damages caused by Cyclone Ockhi. (more…). [60][61] A parliamentary debate held on the same day saw the government pledge to upgrade the country's meteorological department with an automated network of rain gauges, and announce state compensation for damaged housing and businesses, as well as for domestic appliances damaged by the cyclone or resultant effects, and compensation for lives lost. കമ്മീഷണര്‍ ഡോ. Cyclone Burevi – named by the Maldives – is about 70 kms west-northwest of Mannar and 230 km east-northeast of Kanyakumari, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest update at 4 pm on Thursday. വിംസ് എന്ന സ്വകാര്യ മെഡിക്കല്‍ കോളേജ് ഏറ്റെടുക്കാനുള്ള…, പ്രദേശിക സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് രാഷ്ട്രീയത്തിനതീതമായ പിന്തുണ കൂടുതല്‍ തൊഴിലവസരം സൃഷ്ടിക്കണം പ്രാഥമിക ഉല്‍പന്ന വിപ്ലവം വേണം സംരംഭകരുടെ മനംമടുപ്പിക്കുന്ന സമീപനം പാടില്ല…, ശബരി പാത യാഥാര്‍ത്ഥ്യമാകുന്നു: ചെലവിന്‍റെ പകുതി സംസ്ഥാനം വഹിക്കും അങ്കമാലി-ശബരി റെയില്‍പാതയുടെ മൊത്തം ചെലവിന്‍റെ (2815 കോടി രൂപ) അമ്പതു…. [5] In its entirety, Ockhi left a trail of massive destruction in Sri Lanka, Lakshadweep, South India, and The Maldives, as it strengthened from a depression to a mature cyclone. govt. [19] On the following day, the power of the storm quickly lessened as it encountered increasingly unfavorable conditions, including high wind shear. [54] The cyclone then moved away from Lakshadweep towards the western coast of India on December 4, bringing rare December rainfall to Mumbai and nearby. Cyclone Ockhi barrelled into the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India on Saturday after drenching the neighboring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming so far around 14 lives with many fishermen still feared Heavy rain and strong winds have been lashing the islands since Friday night as Cyclone Ockhi reached the archipelago on Friday. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan hands over financial aid to families of fishermen’s who died in Ockhi disaster. I write to express my deep and sincere gratitude to you for visiting the Ockhi affected coastal areas in Trivandrum on 19.12.2017, despite your busy schedules just before the parliament session. (more…), കടകളില്‍ ജോലി ചെയ്യുന്ന സ്ത്രീകളുടെ സുരക്ഷ ഉറപ്പാന്‍ നിയമം ഭേദഗതി ചെയ്യുന്നു Nearly 100 houses, mostly in Puthenthode and Bazaar, were vacated and schools were used as rehabilitation centres. [56] Unseasonal rain and inclement weather in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi had severely impacted grape farms in Maharashtra. മത്‌സ്യബന്ധന മേഖലയുടെ വികസനത്തിനായി സംസ്ഥാന സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ ആവിഷ്‌കരിക്കുന്ന ദീര്‍ഘകാല പദ്ധതികളെ സംബന്ധിച്ച വിശദാംശങ്ങള്‍ കേന്ദ്രത്തെ അറിയിക്കുമെന്ന് ബിപിന്‍ മല്ലിക് അറിയിച്ചു. Lakshadweep experienced massive coastal erosion, power disruption, extensive damage to property and water shortages. This cyclone is moving in a west-northwest direction towards Lakshadweep Island and may further intensify into a severe Cyclonic Storm. This will keep on battering the state with heavy to extremely heavy rains for the next 2-3 days. [8], On November 28, an area of low pressure developed about 425 km (265 mi) to the south-southeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. [62] The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, claimed that 400 stranded fishermen were rescued. [27] The Government of Maharashtra announced a holiday on December 5 for schools in the MMR and in some other selective districts, for safety purposes. Many parts suffered power cuts, even as educational institutions remained closed in the districts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar and Thanjavur. [46][47][48] [12] The storm tracked along Sri Lanka's southwestern and western coastline, towards the west-northwest, around the southern verge of a subtropical ridge located over India. [60], Kerala and Tamil Nadu sent special rescue teams on December 2 to track missing fishermen who were at sea during the onset of the cyclone, due to protests in coastal areas over the unsatisfactory response from government agencies. കടകളിലും ഹോട്ടല്‍, റസ്റ്റോറന്‍റ് ഉള്‍പ്പെടെയുളള സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളിലും ജോലിക്ക് നിയോഗിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന സ്ത്രീകള്‍ ലൈംഗിക പീഡനത്തിന് ഇരയാകുന്നത് തടയാന്‍ 1960-ലെ കേരള കടകളും സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളും ആക്ടില്‍ ഭേദഗതി വരുത്തുന്നതിന് മന്ത്രിസഭ തീരുമാനിച്ചു. [16], As Ockhi moved further into the Arabian Sea, it traveled through an area of sea surface temperatures of 31 °C (89 °F) and decreasing wind shear; a 23 mi (37 km) eye became visible on satellite imagery, prompting the JTWC to upgrade it to a Category 3-equivalent cyclone early on December 2. Falling trees and damage to power transmission lines resulted in power outages in affected areas, with Matara, Galle and Ambalangoda among the worst affected. [30] On December 2, the cyclone hit the Lakshadweep islands, suffering more than Rs 500 crore (US$77.5 million) loss. Ockhi cyclone: Delay in warning and lack of communication lead to hundreds of fishers in coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala to go missing in Ockhi cyclone of 2017. [60] 823 houses were reported completely destroyed, with a further 32,347 sustaining damage to varying degrees. In this video, the Navy is involved in a rescue operation off [43][44], Several seafaring vessels were capsized on November 30:[25], In all, 14 separate incidents were reported in the Maldivian seas as a result of Ockhi's effects. By the next day many parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala began to feel the impact of the cyclone. [53] The cyclone went on to hit the Lakshadweep islands on December 2. Colomboand its suburbs, along with the southwestern and western coastal regions, were also … 180 families in Chellanam, 17 in Kannamaly and 18 in Edavanakad were moved to these centres, where food and medicine was available. Ockhi began to develop as a deep depression at around noon on November 29 near the South-West coast of … Chennai: The death toll due to the very severe cyclonic storm Ockhi in Kerala rose to 23 on Sunday. [10] Due to the storm's rapidly consolidating low level circulation center, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert, shortly before classifying it as Tropical Cyclone 03B on November 29. It was reported that dry provisions and ready to eat meals were also being transported to Bitra Island by helicopter from Dweeprakshak base in the island of Kavaratti. സഞ്ജയ് പാണ്‌ഡേ എന്നിവര്‍ സെക്രട്ടേറിയറ്റിലെത്തി മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പിണറായി വിജയനുമായി കൂടിക്കാഴ്ച നടത്തി. on മന്ത്രിസഭാ തീരുമാനങ്ങള്‍   31/08/2018, on മന്ത്രിസഭാ തീരുമാനങ്ങള്‍   04/07/2018, on CM Speech on Financial Aid Distribution for the ockhi Victims families, on CM Hands over Financial Aid to Ockhi Victims Families, on ഓഖി ദുരന്തത്തില്‍ തിരിച്ചെത്താത്ത മത്‌സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികളെ സംബന്ധിച്ച പരിശോധന സമയബന്ധിതമായി പൂര്‍ത്തിയാക്കും, on ഓഖി ദുരന്തം: കേന്ദ്ര സംഘം മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയുമായി കൂടിക്കാഴ്ച നടത്തി, on Letter to the Prime Minister (Ockhi – rehabilitation package), on മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിക്ക് നന്ദിപറയാന്‍ കന്യാകുമാരിയില്‍ നിന്ന് മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികള്‍, on Letter to the Prime Minsiter (Ockhi cyclone package), kerala shops and commercial establishment, CM Speech on Financial Aid Distribution for the ockhi Victims families, CM Hands over Financial Aid to Ockhi Victims Families, ഓഖി ദുരന്തത്തില്‍ തിരിച്ചെത്താത്ത മത്‌സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികളെ സംബന്ധിച്ച പരിശോധന സമയബന്ധിതമായി പൂര്‍ത്തിയാക്കും, ഓഖി ദുരന്തം: കേന്ദ്ര സംഘം മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയുമായി കൂടിക്കാഴ്ച നടത്തി, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, representatives of the Latin Catholic community, Letter to the Prime Minister (Ockhi – rehabilitation package), മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിക്ക് നന്ദിപറയാന്‍ കന്യാകുമാരിയില്‍ നിന്ന് മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികള്‍, Letter to the Prime Minsiter (Ockhi cyclone package), Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. limped back to normal, Lakshadweep islands await relief", "Navy Dispatches Relief To Ockhi Cyclone-Hit Lakshadweep as Navy ships carried the relief material to the island of Minicoy on Sunday and the Kavaratti and Kalpeni islands yesterday", "Cyclone Ocki: T.N. In Bardez taluka, only soil erosion at Anjuna and Baga Beaches and damage to a retaining wall at Coco Beach in Nerul were reported. Damage to thatched houses, power and communication lines, paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards is likely. [42] The National Building Research Organisation issued a warning to Kalutara District and its surroundings, with a focus on Palindanuwara, Bulathsinhala, Ingiriya and Agalawatta in particular, predicting landslides and sinkhole formation. [42] The Department of Meteorology issued heavy rain warnings for the Northern, North-Central, Uva, Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces, and an additional one to fishing communities warning of rough seas and winds up to 70 km/h (43 mph). [13] Owing to highly favorable conditions, the storm displayed a thick convective ring, surrounding a well-defined eye feature on the same day. 170 million for relief to weather affected", "JO faults govt. [50] The Indian Navy and Coast Guard searched for stranded fishermen in the coastal areas of Lakshadweep. [2], While near Kanyakumari in mainland India, Ockhi changed course and intensified while heading towards Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. The cloudy and chilly weather also affected people and crops. [9] On November 29, the storm organized into a depression just off the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave the system the identifier BOB 07. ഓഖി ദുരന്തത്തിന്‍റെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തില്‍ തീരദേശത്തെ മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളി വിഭാഗത്തില്‍ നിന്നും പോലീസ് വകുപ്പില്‍ കോസ്റ്റല്‍ വാര്‍ഡډാരായി 200 പേരെ കരാറടിസ്ഥാനത്തില്‍ നിയമിക്കും. He is a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The support has brought the much needed hope in this time of adversity. Cyclone Ockhi: In this Kerala village, they say, never seen sea this angry The death toll from the cyclone has gone up to seven in Kerala, with five bodies being fished out from the sea on Saturday. [37], The Southern Railway announced partial cancellation of train services between Nagercoil and Kanyakumari, Nagercoil and Thiruvananthapuram, and Nagercoil and Tirunelveli due to heavy rain caused by Ockhi. Damage throughout Kerala was initially estimated at Rs 1843 crore (US$285.7 million). [2], Despite international weather reports on November 26–27 warning of a possible storm condition over parts of the island, the Meteorology Department of Sri Lanka issued no warning on the lead-up to the cyclone, dismissing in a statement on November 28 reports of any possible adverse weather systems forming off the country's coast, citing insufficient data to arrive at such a conclusion. Authorities conducted rescue operations that attempted to locate the missing people in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. [18] Increasing vertical wind shear along with a deep layered subtropical ridge to the east steered it north-northeast, and a dry air intrusion from the west gradually weakened the system. [68] The protesters claimed that the Government of Kerala was late in issuing warning to the fishermen on November 29, when the cyclone was in depression state near Sri Lanka. The ninth depression, and the third and strongest named storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Ockhi originated from an area of low pressure that formed over the southwest Bay of Bengal on November 28. The government claimed the relief material would last for a week for 2,000 people. Cyclone Ockhi is expected to cause damage in south Kerala (Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanathitta, Thiruvananthapuram districts), south Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari, Tutukudi and Tirunelveli districts) and Lakshadweep Islands. The three major islands of Lakshadweep—Minicoy, Kalpeni, and Kavaratti—suffered major damages. The coasts of both, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, have been put on alert with the cyclone expected to make landfall late on Thursday. [32] As a deep depression, the system lashed the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, damaging infrastructure and taking the lives of 22 people. Strong winds of 25 km/h were also recorded. Ockhi caused at least 245 fatalities, including 218 in India[6] and 27 in Sri Lanka,[7] and the storm left at least 550 people missing, mainly fishermen. [52] The cyclone claimed five lives in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu on November 30, caused by falling trees. Several major beaches in the state were affected due to the sudden ingress of water, which resulted in inundation of the shacks and soil erosion. [64] Tamil Nadu's government stated on December 6 that as many as 4,501 houses in Cyclone Ockhi-hit Kanyakumari had suffered partial and full damage and relief to the tune of ₹41 lakh had been provided. An estimated number of 74 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and 93 from Kerala were missing. a speedboat off Maaungoodhoo island in Shaviyani Atoll (13 rescued). [2] Due to high atmospheric moisture and warmer oceanic surface temperature between Sri Lanka and Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) in mainland India, Ockhi intensified into a cyclonic storm on November 30. Indian Coast Guard ship Sarthi rescued a fisherman in rough seas during Cyclone Ockhi off Kerala coast. Shri Pinarayi Vijayan has been elected in the 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly elections held on 16th May 2016 from Dharmadom constituency with a margin of 36,905 votes. Bodies of some dead fishers were found. The Central agency's director at Thiruvananthapuram, S Sudevan, said warnings were given to the State Disaster Management Authority (SMDA) and top officials a day before the cyclone hit the state's coastline. The IMD called the Kerala officials repeatedly during the day and night and also sent text messages, he insisted. [58], In Gujarat, parts of southern region received significant rains, with the highest rainfall in Umargam of 90 mm, causing damage to vegetables and banana crops. [57] Cyclone Ockhi dumped more than 80,000 kg or 80 tonnes of waste from the ocean on the Mumbai beaches, according to estimates released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) solid waste management (SWM) department. [25][45] The Maldives National Defence Force was assigned to rescue and flood draining efforts predominantly on islands where the local citizenry could not manage on their own; the police too provided aid. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The ‘OCKHI’ Cyclone that hit the Kerala coast on November 30th 2017, w reaked unprecedented havoc, impacting the lives and livelihoods of a large number of fishermen families. cyclone-ockhi Thiruvananthapuram: With over 100 fishermen still missing in the cyclone Ockhi that hit the state 18 days ago, the Kerala government today decided to … Rains kill 8 in TN, Kerala; Cyclone Ochki heads to Lakshadweep. Cyclone Ockhi brings strong winds to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on November 30, 2017. a cargo boat off Cinamon Dhonveli island in Kaafu Atoll (3 rescued). As Ockhi became embedded within a deep mid-latitude trough, the storm rapidly underwent an extratropical transition. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’ over Comorin area at 11.12 am on Thursday that kicked off 75 km per hour along Kanyakumari moved westwards at a speed of 32 kmph during the last six hours which is 70 km south of Kerala capital. "Ockhi cyclone intensified into severe cyclone and lies at about 110 km northeast of Minicoy (island) and it is likely to cross Lakshadweep arch during the next 24 hours," the India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin this morning. he state government on Monday disbursed Rs 20 lakh each to families of 25 fishermen killed in Cyclone Ockhi. [59], On December 3, the government allocated Rs 170 million from the national insurance trust fund for relief efforts targeting affected citizens, distributed among each divisional secretariat affected. [65] The government asked for a relief of ₹9,302 crore (US$1.44 billion). Seen here is a partly submerged beach shacks at Morbi beach, Madgaon, Goa. [35] In Tamil Nadu, damage was estimated more than Rs 1000 crore (US$155 million). ഇത് സംബന്ധിച്ച ബില്ലിന്‍റെ കരട് അംഗീകരിച്ചു. A government release quoted 1,687 houses had been damaged completely while 2,814 houses had suffered partial damage. [39] Colombo and its suburbs, along with the southwestern and western coastal regions, were also affected, with many parts of the capital city and its suburbs experiencing power outages and property damage; several roads were obstructed by falling trees and power lines, including that leading to the Supreme Court complex at Aluthkade. ഓഖി ദുരന്തത്തില്‍ മരണമടഞ്ഞ തിരുവനന്തപുരം ജില്ലയിലെ 25 മത്‌സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികളുടെ കുടുംബങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ച ധനസഹായമായ 20 ലക്ഷം രൂപയും പ്രധാനമന്ത്രിയുടെ ദുരിതാശ്വാസ ഫണ്ടില്‍ നിന്നുള്ള രണ്ടു ലക്ഷം രൂപയും വിഴിഞ്ഞത്തു നടന്ന ചടങ്ങില്‍ വിതരണം ചെയ്യുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. [15] Soon afterwards, Ockhi intensified further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm. 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