Hundreds of women held protest on the roads in Neerodi village demanding the authorities trace their loved ones who are still missing since Ockhi struck southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala on November 30.
A relief worker places sand bags on the banks of a beach in wake of cyclone Ockhi on Saturday.
In Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts, heavy rains and gusty winds uprooted 579 trees, it said, adding, efforts are on to remove them.
"When the Tamil Nadu government issued a warning to the fishermen, what happened to our government, where were they?" asked an angry group of anxious relatives waiting to hear about their near ones at Vizhinjam near here.
Palaniswami has requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to deploy helicopters of the Indian Coast Guard and the Navy to search for the missing fishermen caught in Cyclone Ockhi.
The IMD also said that that sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off north Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts from December 4 to 6.
"I was hanging on in the deep sea unable to move for two nights and three days, and only today help came from a passing boat and I was saved".
In Tamil Nadu, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took stock of Cyclone Ochki affected Kanyakumari and interacted with the locals.
Merchant ships or fishing boats should also assist each other to save precious lives in time, the advisory said.
In addition, 80 fishing boats from Kerala, 45 from Karnataka and 15 from Goa have reached Devgarh, Malvan, Meriya Bandar and Karwar ports safely. In all, Indian Navy and Coast Guard rescued 690 fishermen till Sunday.
As many as 531 fishermen, stranded in choppy waters off the Kerala and the Lakshadweep coasts due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said.