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Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Cyclone Ockhi: Mumbai rains break decade old record, more showers today

Cyclone Ockhi: Mumbai rains break decade old record, more showers today

As many as 39 people have perished and 167 fishermen were still missing after cyclone Ockhi hit Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts while 809 others were swept away to Maharashtra, the Union Home Ministry said on Tuesday. Mumbai will witness light to moderate rainfall in the coming days. The BJP has also called off rallies and press conferences of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Surat today, a party leader said.

The Western Railway (WR) today said it has taken necessary precautions and made suitable arrangements in view of the warning about cyclone Ockhi in coastal areas of Maharashtra. Amit Shah's poll rallies in Rajula, Mahuva and Shihor on Tuesday were also cancelled.

He tweeted to inform that he has spoken to all relevant authorities and officials and that all possible assistance is being provided to those affected. Since this morning, all our workers have spread across the city to help people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was constantly monitoring the situation in various parts of the country.

While 33 tourists, both domestic and foreign, were safe in Lakshadweep, 250 fishermen could also reach safely in the islands from the high seas after being hit by the cyclone.

The official said that 10 ships and five aircrafts of Navy; 13 ships, four dornier aircrafts and one Chetak helicopter of Indian Coast Guard; one Advanced Light Helicopter, two MI-17 chopper and an AN-32 aircraft of Air Force is being used in the rescue operation.

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