Cyclone Ockhi has left 13 dead today, with a huge destruction in the southern state of Kerala.450 fishermen have been rescued in a joint operation by the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and the coastal guard.126 are still missing , night search will continue on the ships today.12 helicopters,9 ships were deployed by the central government to help the state of Kerala which has taken the major hit,
Ockhi has moved towards Kavrathi in Lakshadweep Islands. Winds blowing at 145 kilometers speed has taken its toll. thousands of coconut trees have been uprooted leaving the farmers high and dry.Ockhi will further move to Maharastra but it may not cause any damage as the wind velocity has slowed down.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader Ramesh chennithala has written a letter to the Prime Minister to declare Ockhi cyclone as a National Disaster.The chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan visited the injured fishermen who were rescued admitted to the Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.126 fishermen missing has been confirmed by the Revenue Department, the government of Kerala today.8 fishing boats were damaged in Kaavrathi according to initial reports received.
However, there is a warning that no fishermen should venture into the sea tomorrow as the wind is expected to blow 45 to 55 kilometers speed which could be dangerous to the life and property of the fishermen.
Kerala government has decided to give Rs.10 lakhs to the dead, Rs.20,000 to the injured fishermen in the ockhi cyclone as compensation.