I have seen Ockhi not knowing that it was Ockhi. There was an advance cyclone warning from the Met department that there would be heavy wind of 60 to 70 km speed on the coasts of Tamilnadu ( It was not named then) and fishermen were requested not to venture into the sea for the next two days.
On that particular day, I was in my village which is just 8 KM away from the sea. At midnight 0130 hrs, I was sleeping peacefully inside my old house. Suddenly I felt my bed becoming wet. It was due to the rain water gushing through the windows. I woke up, opened the door to see what was happening. Yes, there was a heavy wind with heavy showers. I could not sleep further. In the morning I could see two of my big trees which were 40 years old have been uprooted. Also, three in number trees in my temple premises have been uprooted. I could realise that Ockhi has played its role peacefully during the silent hours by uprooting many trees and electric poles. There was no electricity in my village for the next 60 hrs. I was in the dark, and the rain continued. Due to the heavy non stop rain, my newly dug borewell has sufficient water that will suffice for the next two years. I am logging into ISC after the restoration of power supply.
As per newspaper report, another cyclonic storm 'SAGAR' is expected to play its role. It is said that the effect of SAGAR would be very severe.
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