The depression above the Bay of Bengal has turned into a cyclonic storm and Cyclone Ockhi has already claimed the lives of nearly nine people in Tamil Nadu and Kerala within two days.
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More than 90 fishermen have gone missing and Indian Navy has been trying to rescue them from the rough sea.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the cyclone is expected to head towards Lakshadweep in the next 24 hours due to which there will be heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, south Kerala as well as Lakshadweep.
Many celebrities, including Shreya Ghoshal, Tamannaah Bhatia, cricketers Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, and others have expressed their concern about the safety of people in South India and have requested them to stay safe at home.
Check out celebs reaction on Cyclone Ockhi here:
Feeling concerned for the people of Kerala & Tamil Nadu. Please stay safe..stay indoors. #CycloneOckhi
Praying for everyone's safety! #CycloneOckhi
Prayers to those affected by #CycloneOckhi! Stay indoors, stay safe!
Seeing some disturbing images down south - my prayers & thoughts to those affected by #CycloneOckhi - please Stay safe
My heartfelt condolences to those families affected by #CycloneOckhi. Those in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other southern regions, please stay safe.
Here are the videos and photos of cyclone Ockhi hitting Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep: