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Cyclone Ockhi: Maharashtra government shuts schools, colleges

DY 365 2017-12-06 11:33:00

 December 6, 2017: Mumbai government has declared holidays for schools and colleges in the city, after Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast of “serious conditions” due to Cyclone Ockhi. 

  Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday the rescue operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi were making every attempt to bring back fishermen stranded at sea.    According to an IMD official, a warning of heavy rainfall was issued in north Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra. A few spells of rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in the city in next 48 hours, the IMD said.        The cyclone gradually weakened into a depression on Tuesday night, according to the India Meteorological Department.   The storm earlier left behind a trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.