IMD official states that considering Mumbai rains; there’s a possibility of floods. Police asks people to ‘stay indoors, stay safe’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed with Uddhav Thackeray about the current situation in Mumbai and even assured support. The roof of the famous DY Patil cricket stadium in Navi Mumbai was extremely damaged by the rains and stormy winds, told the police. 

 

Heavy rainstorm has continued to inflict havoc in Mumbai today. Various areas of the city comprising Worli, Chembur, Wadala, Parel, and Hindmata reported water-logging. Rail and bus services throughout the city were severely impacted. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted that heavy rainfall will persist in the financial capital and the adjacent areas even on Thursday. Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra’s chief minister asked the citizens to stay indoors and step out only for necessary work.”Since @Indiametdept predicts heavy rains will continue till tomorrow, CM has appealed to the citizens to stay home and venture out only if essential,” read a tweet from Maharashtra chief minister’s office.

Thackeray took a review of the ongoing situation and appealed to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to coordinate with the police and railway officials, health machinery, and even the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to guarantee that citizens do not have to encounter any difficulties.

“Very intense development seen over the west coast with monsoon vigorous on North Konkan; Mumbai, Thane, Raigad & Palghar. Ghat areas of Maharashtra also to receive Extremely heavy RF next 24 hrs. Mumbai already recorded RF 100 mm in the last 6 hrs. Possibilities of floods in city & Suburbs,” K.S. Hosalikar, IMD Mumbai center’s deputy director-general tweeted. 

Powerful winds with speed reaching 70 Kmph throughout the coast were seen today. The IMD special bulletin stated that “Strong winds with speed reaching 70 kmph along and off the Mumbai and adjoining Konkan coast likely to continue till 6th morning and gradually reduce thereafter. Extremely heavy rainfall is also likely to continue over Mumbai tonight and reduce from tomorrow 6th August,” 

Mumbai police have even published a statement asking citizens to stay at home as heavy rains lashed the city. “We request Mumbaikars to stay indoors and not venture out unless it is extremely essential. Practice all necessary precautions and do not venture out near the shore or waterlogged areas,” informed the Mumbai Police.

The city police further added, “Please #Dial100 in any emergency. Take care & stay safe Mumbai.” 

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