BMC prepared to deal with July 24 high tide, says its chief
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has asked the Mumbaikars to take precautionary measures for the July 24 high tide, even as the civic body assured that it is prepared to deal with any eventuality.india Updated: Jul 19, 2009 14:18 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has asked the Mumbaikars to take precautionary measures for the July 24 high tide, even as the civic body assured that it is prepared to deal with any eventuality.
“It is necessary to take precautions and we have issued information on date and time of high tide, contact details of ward offices and list of low lying areas among others,” BMC chief Jairaj Phatak said.
The BMC, however, said there was no need to panic as the rainfall may not be that heavy during the high tide.
He said the BMC had made all necessary arrangements and were “well prepared” for the monsoon. Even the BEST, Railways, Fire and Health department will make sure that the citizens do not face problems, Phatak added.
The BMC had in May released a series of dates when the high tides were expected to hit the metropolis.
The civic body had warned of a July 26, 2005 like deluge on July 24 as the city was expected to witness the highest tide this monsoon. The tide is expected to be about 57 cm higher than that of July 26, 2005.
The high tide recorded during the 26/7 floods were of 4.48 m with rainfall of 944 mm within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Met Department said it had not issued any alert or warning on the high tides.
“So far there are no alerts issued and if we learn of the likelihood, we will issue an alert in advance,” a official from Met department said.