Mumbai Rains: IMD Issues Red Alert For Next 48 Hours

Following IMD’s alert, the BMC issued an advisory for Mumbai asking citizens not to venture near any low-lying areas.

Jessica David

August 4, 2020

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for August 4 and 5 for extremely heavy rain in Mumbai. While the city has been experiencing incessant downpour since Monday night (August 3), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an alert to all concerned departments and also to the citizens to not go near any beach or low-lying areas as the shores of the island city are expected to get hit by high tides at around 12.47 p.m. It further took to Twitter to inform the same. According to the civic body, Mumbai received 140.5 mm rain from 8 a.m. on August 3 to 4.

The eastern and western suburbs recorded 84.77 mm and 79.27 mm of rainfall respectively. Meanwhile, the BMC alerted the people that the BEST bus services diverted on at least eight routes in several parts of Mumbai city and suburbs. Due to waterlogging, the vehicular movement has been paused on roads. Moreover, at Wadala and Parel, suburban train services have been suspended on the mainline and harbour line. Shuttle trains are running between Vashi and Panvel, Thane and Kalyan.

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