Cyclone Ockhi is getting high as after leaving a trail of destruction on the southern coast, it is likely to hit coastal areas of Gujarat. It is expected to make landfall in coastal Gujarat today with squally winds and heavy rainfall. Along with Gujarat, Maharashtra, too, is on high alert. Preventive measures are asked to take by the government to deal with the side-effects of the stormy weather.
A precautionary holiday has been announced for all schools in the coastal Maharashtra districts of Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. Squally winds with speeds of up to 60 km and gusting to 70 km have been warned for the North Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts for today and tomorrow. Fishermen have been warned not to go out into the sea off these coasts on these days otherwise the result may be disastrous. A heavy rain alert has been issued for the Gujarat coast tomorrow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted regarding Cyclone Ockchi, asking the Gujarat government to be ready for the extended support to help out people.