Continuous downpours have caused waterlogging and traffic snarls in Mumbai. The weather department issued ‘red alert’ and has asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. According to latest updates, the city recorded over 200 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation announced that the schools will remain closed on Wednesday. Low visibility was also reported from areas in and around Eastern Expressway. Similar conditions prevailed in Powai area.
“This shows how widespread the rainfall has been over Mumbai. We have issued a red alert for various places, including Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane and Palghar districts, for next 24 hours,” news agency PTI quoted an IMD official as saying.
It is being reported that low pressure over the Bay of Bengal resulted in torrential showers in the financial capital.
The Mumbai Police took to Twitter to advise the Mumbaikars to take precautions and ensure safety.
Dear Mumbaikars,— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) September 4, 2019
The IMD authorities have indicated extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai in next 24 hrs.
Request to stay indoors and not to venture outside unless absolutely necessary.#Dial100 in case of an emergency.
Take care Mumbai.
Moreover, Mithi river crossed the danger mark and the NDRF teams have successfully evacuated the residents around. They all have been taken to BMC shelter.
BMC in a tweet to thanked the Indian Navy and NDRF team for the rescue operations.
The residents around Mithi River have been evacuated temporarily to a safer BMC shelter. We are grateful for the @NDRFHQ and @indiannavy for always standing by the MCGM staff in relief and rescue operations #MumbaiRain #MCGMUpdates pic.twitter.com/Oo6wBxVFKL— Mumbai, BMC (@mybmc) September 4, 2019
(With PTI Inputs)