High alert in Mumbai, heavy rains predicted in next 24 hours

Mumbai is already gravely drenched in monsoon and now the situation gets worse as very heavy rainfall is expected in the next 24 hours. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and suburbs for the next 24 hours and had upgraded the warning signals to red from orange.

It has been already raining in Mumbai continuously for the last 72 hours. The low lying areas are inundated with water and there is water logging on streets as well.  The rain is also likely to disrupt the water supply, electricity, traffic, and road transport across the city.

The city’s civic body, BMC, has asked residents to “follow all necessary precautions and stay away from the shore”. BMC had also requested citizens to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to venture out of the home.

As per IMD Bulletin, until 8.30 a.m., Dadar had recorded 15.9 centimetres of rainfall; Parel 13.2 cms; Colaba 12.9 cms; Worli 11.7 cms; Santacruz 10.6 cms; Santacruz 6.3 cms; Borivali 10.1 cms. From 8.30 a.m.to 11.30 a.m., Santacruz received 6.3 centimetres of rainfall; Bandra 9.5 cms; Colaba 1.2 cms; Mahalakshmi 5cm. Mumbai is already reeling under the havoc of the ongoing COVID pandemic with 84,535 cases and this heavy monsoon has added to the existing dilemma of the city.

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