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Cyclone Ockhi gone but the aftermath is beyond repair; read heart wrenching accounts

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:12:00 +0100financialexpress (en)

The perilous Cyclone Ockhi might have dissipated but the fear that it has instilled in people’s mind is still there. The cyclone was as fearsome as December 2004 tsunami for the fishermen who were one of the first ones to witness the storm at sea. Yonas Aruldas, 38, from Kanyakumari said, “We understand fear.

Cyclone Ockhi’s gone but not the fear as boats wait in huddle

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:48:00 +0100expressindia (en)

Cyclone Ockhi first arrived on their boats over the radio transmitters, through the panic-stricken voices of other fishermen. “Kopam, kadalode kopam… kaattru… bayangarmaana kaattru (Anger, sea’s anger… winds… terrible winds),” says Yonas Aruldas, 38, from Kanyakumari, recalling the loud screams that woke him.

Ockhi fallout: Kozhikode suffers ₹24.87-crore loss

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:34:00 +0100thehindu (en)

The district administration has estimated a loss of ₹24.87 crore after the cyclone Ockhi ravaged the coastal areas in Kozhikode. According to a press release here on Wednesday, the loss incurred due to the destruction of seawalls has been put at ₹23.9 crore.

Climat : un cyclone exceptionnel balaie la côte ouest de l’Inde

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:22:00 +0100LeMonde (fr)

Les cyclones ne sont pas un phénomène climatique inconnu en Inde, mais celui qui est en train d’achever sa course au Gujarat, près du Pakistan, aura présenté des caractéristiques inhabituelles en cette saison. Baptisé « Ockhi » et qualifié de « tempête tropicale très sévère » par le service....

Timely cyclone alert would have saved lives: SHRC

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:02:00 +0100thehindu (en)

The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday said a timely storm alert would have saved the lives of hundreds of seafaring fishers lost to Cyclone Ockhi that ravaged Kerala. Acting chairperson P. Mohandas observed that officialdom could not shrug off the responsibility for the....

What's worse: Natural disasters like Ockhi or man-made ones like our govts?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:06:00 +0100business-standard (en)

has come and gone, and we’re picking up the pieces of many of the same lessons from yet another natural event that ended a major disaster. As state and central relief agencies tweet out self-congratulatory photographs, questions remain on whether the disaster itself could have been averted, mitigated or managed better.

Counting Cyclone Ockhi losses: Deadly storm leaves trail of destruction across Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and more

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:06:00 +0100financialexpress (en)

Cyclone Ockhi , the first tropical storm of the season, has wreaked havoc across parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep and is now heading north towards Maharashtra and Gujarat. The deadly cyclone has left a long trail of destruction behind it. As per a statement by Home Ministry, on Wednesday,....

Call to reassess coastal vulnerability

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:04:00 +0100thehindu (en)

The shock and awe from cyclone Ockhi have prompted a fishermen’s group to call for a reassessment and re-determination of areas that are vulnerable to sea erosion as well as the preparation of a land use master plan to help zoning, which will allow land utilisation with a view to long-term safety and sustainability of the marine fishing community.

NASA Gets a Final Look at Tropical Cyclone Ockhi's Rainfall

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:28:00 +0100enn (en)

Tropical Cyclone Ockhi is quickly weakening in the Arabian Sea and is expected to dissipate on Dec. 6 when it makes landfall in northwestern India . The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Ockhi and looked at its rainfall as wind shear was affecting the storm. On Dec.

Un cyclone frappe Bombay après avoir balayé le Kerala et Goa

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:50:00 +0100courrierinternational (fr)

Née à proximité du Sri Lanka vendredi 1 er décembre, la tempête tropicale Ockhi a provoqué un déluge totalement inhabituel en cette saison dans la capitale financière de l’Inde. Plusieurs centaines de pêcheurs ont dû être secourus en quatre jours. Un phénomène climatique très rare est en train de....

Mumbai gears up for cyclone Ockhi

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:27:00 +0100thehindu (en)

A steady drizzle dominated most of Monday evening as Cyclone Ockhi headed towards the Mumbai coastline. While the cyclone is currently categorised as ‘very severe’, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said it will weaken to a deep depression when it reaches Gujarat.

Ahead of Ockhi Landfall in Gujarat, Modi Attacks Congress Over Handling Natural Calamities

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:26:00 +0100news18 (en)

Jamnagar : Asserting that the BJP governments at Centre and Gujarat are prepared to tackle the situation when Cyclone Ockhi makes a landfall on state's coast on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on monday took a jibe at the Congress over its "inefficient handling" of natural calamities in the past.

Cyclone Ockhi: Rajnath Singh speaks to CMs of Tamil Nadu, Kerala; National Crisis Management Committee meets

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:22:00 +0100financialexpress (en)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday called up Tamil Nadu and Kerala chief ministers and assured them of all help in dealing with the situation arising out of Cyclone Ockhi while the National Crisis Management Committee reviewed rescue and relief operations in affected areas.

Gearing up for the storm

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:44:00 +0100thehindu (en)

Mumbai: A steady drizzle dominated most of Monday evening as Cyclone Ockhi headed towards the Mumbai coastline. While the cyclone is currently categorised as ‘very severe’, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said it will weaken to a deep depression when it reaches Gujarat.

National Crisis Management Committee reviewing cyclone situation in high seas and coastal areas post Ockhi

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:10:00 +0100financialexpress (en)

The National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, has reviewed rescue and relief operations being carried out in high seas and coastal areas hit by cyclone Ockhi . In a series of meetings, the NCMC took stock of the situation in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep, an official spokesperson said today.

NCMC reviewing cyclone situation

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:09:00 +0100business-standard (en)

The National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, has reviewed rescue and relief operations being carried out in high seas and coastal areas hit by cyclone Ockhi . In a series of meetings, the NCMC took stock of the situation in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep, an official spokesperson said today.

Photos: Cyclone Ockhi moves towards Maharashtra, Gujarat; death toll at...

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0100HindustanTimes (en)

A view of a flooded locality following Cyclone Ockhi in Lakshadweep on Sunday. Leaving behind a trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, cyclone Ockhi is now over the Arabian Sea around 690km south-southwest of Mumbai and 870km south-southwest of Gujarat’s Surat, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Cyclone Ockhi survivor in Kerala recounts ordeal at night

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:29:00 +0100newindianexpress (en)

Annamma with her husband at a relief camp set up in St Mary’s LP School, Chellanam | Melton Antony. KOCHI: Four days after ‘ Ockhi ’ hit Chellanam, Annamma Pouly, 67, is yet to recover from the troubles she went through to shift her 74-year-old immobile husband from their house as sea water gushed in during the middle of the night.

Expect cool temperatures today

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 04:50:00 +0100omanobserver-om (en)

Muscat, Dec 3 – A drop in temperature and clouds advection towards the coastal areas of Arabian Sea is likely on Monday, said the Met Office. It has also predicted clear skies on Tuesday over most of the Sultanate with chance of clouds advection towards the coastal areas of Arabian Sea.

Cyclone Ockhi: In ravaged hamlets, kin battle despair

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 03:25:00 +0100HindustanTimes (en)

Kochu Thresya can’t speak properly now. Her eyes are puffy and throat sore from crying for days. Whenever a vessel appears on the horizon, she rushes to see whether her 16-year-old grandson Vineesh is there. Vineesh is among 96 fishermen still missing from Thiruvananthapuram district’s fishing....

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