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Heavy Rainfall Thrash Mumbai With Forecast of More for the Next Three Days

Heavy rains to lash Mumbai for another 3 days…learn more…

Friday, 11th June 2021

Mumbai continued to get battered with incessant rain on Thursday with forecast of more rain for the next three days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange' alert for the city for this time period.

An ‘orange’ alert essentially signifies a state of total preparedness by authorities. According to the IMD, Mumbai and neighbouring areas of Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.

The NDRF has taken necessary steps in view of the IMD forecast, deploying 15 teams across Maharashtra.

The BMC has issued advice to citizens who have had to make their way on foot through the water logged streets, to take antibiotic doxycycline to prevent leptospirosis. The condition sets in as a result of exposure to rainwater that could be contaminated with the urine of animals such as rats, dogs, horses, buffaloes, etc.

BMC’s executive health officer, Dr Mangala Gomare said, “Leptospirosis is more likely to occur if there are injuries on the feet and a person has been exposed to contaminated water.” She also said people should take medical advice or medicines within a period of 24-72 hours.

A video of two women falling into an open rain trying to battle heavy rain, went viral on social media, after which the civic body, BMC has issued instructions to officials to conduct inspections on manholes across the city.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport suspended the movement of flights from 4.04pm to 4.32pm on account of poor visibility and rain. Delays in flight movements had left a retinue of stranded passengers throughout the country.

The monsoons hit Mumbai on Wednesday and have already brought 94% of its June rain this year. On Thursday there was some moderation in the showers but as per the IMD forecast, there is expected to be heavy rainfall during the weekend and very heavy rain warnings have been issued for Monday.

As per IMD data, Mumbai's Colaba witnessed 23.4mm rainfall while Santacruz received 107.4mm rain in the last 24 hours. Several roads are under water and so are the subways.

A four-storey building in the Malvani area collapsed on Wednesday night due to heavy rain in the city, according to Maharashtra minister Aslam Shaikh. The incident claimed the lives of 11 people.

The News Talkie Bureau




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