Gujarat on High Alert Ahead of Cyclone Ockhi, Schools Shut Down

Cyclone Ockhi UP CM Yogi donates Rs. 5 crore to PM relief fund

The deadly cyclone has claimed at least 20 lives with hundreds still missing after it made a landfall in Kerala on November 30 has now moved towards Maharashtra and Gujarat. Mumbai will witness light to moderate rainfall in the coming days.

Meanwhile Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath called on Mr Modi and handed over a cheque of Rs 5 crore for the cyclone-affected people in Lakshadweep and other states, an official statement said.

The Election Commission on Tuesday asked the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat to brace for cyclone Ockhi, which is set to hit the coastal region of the poll-bound state. "Our Karyakartas should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens", Modi said in a tweet.

The rally of Modi can be again rescheduled on December 7, the party leader said.


During the day, when nearly the entire state experienced a wet spell, Amit Shah's campaign meetings in Rajula town in Amreli district and in Mahuva and Shihor towns in Bhavnagar district were cancelled. "During this work, we will not wear any scarves having BJP's election symbol", Sanghvi said.

Fishermen living along and off South Gujarat and North Maharashtra coasts have been advised not to venture into the sea till Wednesday morning.

A total of 556 fishermen were also rescued by relief and rescue teams from seas. The Navy has deployed 10 naval ships and eight aircraft, round the clock service late last night for the ongoing rescue operations.

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