In Kerala, Ockhi has claimed four lives so far, 270 fishermen and 62 boats continue to be missing.
In Tamil Nadu meanwhile, over 500 trees were uprooted as a result of the cyclone in Kanyakumari district, killing four residents. Over 825 people have been evacuated from low lying areas in the state. Disaster relief personnel are working round the clock to ensure safety of residents.
The cyclone is positioned at 60 km south of Kanyakumari and 120 km southwest of Thiruvananthapuram, as per reports. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), is predicting that it is likely to move towards the Lakshadweep Islands and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours.
Emergency Operation Centre numbers, Kanyakumari District: 1077 , 04652231077 , 9442480028 , 9445008139