IMD issues Red Alert: Heavy Rainfall, Water logging situation in Mumbai

Due to continuous heavy rains, many states and regions of the country are troubled by floods. At the same time, due to the continuous heavy in Mumbai city, there has been waterlogging in the low-lying area.

Yogita S.

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Published on 4 Aug 2020 9:42 AM GMT

IMD issues Red Alert: Heavy Rainfall, Water logging situation in Mumbai
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Mumbai: Due to continuous heavy rains, many states and regions of the country are troubled by floods. At the same time, due to the continuous heavy in Mumbai city, there has been waterlogging in the low-lying area. Many roads have been flooded by about 2 feet. Mumbai received rains on Monday after the monsoon became active over the Arabian Sea.

Alert issued in Mumbai:

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert for heavy rains in Mumbai and its suburban areas for the next two days. Also, people are advised not to come out of homes during this time. In the next two days, rains are expected to increase in the metropolis and other areas of Maharashtra.

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Red alert has been issued for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad due to heavy rains on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is being said that more than 204.5 mm of rainfall can be received during this period. At the same time, a red alert has been issued for Ratnagiri on Tuesday and for Palghar by the Meteorological Department on Wednesday.

According to IMD, active monsoon started off the Konkan coast including Mumbai from Monday evening, which may continue till Thursday. Due to less pressure on the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, there is a possibility of heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to IMD, strong rains are expected in many parts of Mumbai during the next three hours.

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Mithi River above danger mark:

BMC commissioner said that 230 mm of rain was received within the last ten hours. Which is a flood situation. Due to the increase in rain, the water level of the Mithi River rose above the danger mark in the morning. As of now, it is below the danger level. At present, the evacuation process has been stopped.

Local train in trouble:

At the same time, rail traffic on all 4 lines has come to a standstill due to heavy rains in Mumbai. The running of local trains in some areas has been hampered due to waterlogging on the tracks. The service of Mumbai Local has been completely stopped. In view of the threat of heavy rain, the route of buses on 8 routes in Mumbai has been changed.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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