Maharashtra: Heavy rains trigger flooding in a number of cities, orange alert in Mumbai until Tuesday

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Picture Supply : PTI A teenager walks on the abandoned Juhu Seashore, after IMD issued a purple alert for heavy rain in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • The utmost metropolis has been witnessing moist spell for the previous one week now
  • IMD reported average rain within the metropolis and suburbs of Mumbai on Saturday
  • IMD had issued a purple alert in Mumbai from 1:00 pm on Friday until the following 24 hours

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) reported average rain within the metropolis and suburbs of Mumbai on Saturday, and has forecast the potential of heavy (64.5 to 115.5 mm) to very heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.four mm) at remoted locations within the monetary capital. IMD additionally predicted the potential of occasional gusty winds reaching 40-50 km per hour within the coastal metropolis. IMD had issued a purple alert in Mumbai from 1:00 pm on Friday until the following 24 hours.

A number of components of Maharashtra have been witnessing heavy rainfall over the previous few days amidst the moist spell on the state because the onset of a torrential monsoon. The Mumbai Regional Meteorological Centre on Wednesday issued a heavy rainfall alert for the following 5 days for Mumbai, Thane and different components of Maharashtra. It additionally issued an orange alert for Mumbai and Thane until July 10. On Thursday, as heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai, the Andheri Subway was waterlogged.

Extreme waterlogging was additionally recorded in a number of components of the metropolitan on Wednesday. On Tuesday, waterlogging was witnessed in Dadar and Sion, together with the overflowing of Powai Lake. The capital metropolis has been witnessing heavy rain since Monday following which areas are waterlogged and site visitors motion has been affected. On Tuesday, a landslide incident was reported in Ghatkopar’s Panchsheel Nagar in Mumbai amidst heavy rains, demolishing a home. And on Wednesday, one other landslide was reported close to Pratapgarh Fort in Maharashtra’s Satara district.

A number of rivers within the state have reached the warning stage. The Kundalika river has crossed the warning stage and the water stage of the Amba, Savitri, Patalganga, Ulhas and Garhi rivers is barely beneath the warning stage. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde had put all of the districts on excessive alert and is monitoring the state of affairs. He directed the officers to make all preparations together with the shifting of individuals dwelling in weak areas. The Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) has deployed 17 groups in areas of Maharashtra which have reported heavy to very heavy rainfall. 

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Residents of two villages in Hingoli district of Maharashtra are being shifted to security after heavy rainfall within the area prompted flooding in Asana river. Thus far, no less than 200 folks have been evacuated. Elements of Hingoli district, positioned in Marathwada area of the state and round 200 kms from right here, have been getting heavy showers over the previous couple of days. Two males had been washed away within the rain-swollen water our bodies in separate incidents that occurred in Bhiwandi taluka of Maharashtra’s Thane district.

Though the water stage is slowly lowering now, the administration has been shifting the residents of those villages to a Zilla Parishad faculty close by, district collector Jitendra Papalkar mentioned. No lack of human life has been reported to this point and the state of affairs is being monitored, he mentioned. Within the 24-hour interval ending eight am on Friday, Hingoli district recorded 230.70 mm rainfall, which is 26.84 per cent of its annual common rainfall, the district authorities mentioned in an announcement. 

 

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