Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met the families of the fishermen, who lost their lives in Cyclone Ockhi in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He also visited the areas affected by the cyclone. Consoling their families, he said, "Some of you have lost sons, some of you lost husbands. We will try to make your life as comfortable as possible. What you have lost cannot be measured in terms of value and so my words cannot replace your loss."