Meteorological department issued red alert for Mumbai rains

Jul 16 2020 04:55 PM
Meteorological department issued red alert for Mumbai rains

Mumbai: The torrential rain since Tuesday night has disturbed life. The meteorological department had earlier issued an orange alert for rain in Mumbai, but later the department has upgraded it to red alert. The department said that there is a possibility of heavy rains in the capital in the next 6 hours.

Due to heavy rains, Mumbaikars may have to face many problems. It is being told that due to heavy rains, traffic will be affected due to flooding in the low-lying areas of Mumbai. Electricity supply can also be cut during this period. Problems in the water supply can also come up due to rain. As a precaution, people are prohibited from going to waterlogged areas.

According to the Meteorological Department, there is no hope of getting rid of continuous rains in Mumbai and its suburbs on Thursday. There is a possibility of moderate to heavy rains. The department has reported that more than 10cm of rain has been reported at Bandra, Bandra Kurla Complex (East), Santacruz, Colaba, Ram Mandir, NSC (Worli) stations on Wednesday. In view of rain, BMC has advised people to take necessary precautions. People have been urged not to go to the beaches, as well as to avoid going to waterlogged areas.

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