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Mumbai rains highlights: Several areas face flood-like situation after incessant rainfall

Heavy rain leads to waterlogging, tree collapses, partial house collapses, signages of prominent buildings flying away.

live-update Updated: Aug 06, 2020, 22:59 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Vehicles ply on a waterlogged street during heavy rains, at Byculla area in Mumbai.
Vehicles ply on a waterlogged street during heavy rains, at Byculla area in Mumbai.(PTI)

Mumbai received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours of times on Wednesday. The city recorded 215.8 mm rain, followed by 101.9 mm in eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in western suburbs.

Heavy rain leads to waterlogging, tree collapses, partial house collapses, signages of prominent buildings flying away.

Among the worst affected areas was South Mumbai where many new locations were inundated and were heavily waterlogged. No injuries were reported.

Instances of house collapse were also reported from the various parts of the city. No injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has opened temporary shelters for stranded passengers and others at its schools.

Follow all the highlights here:

Part of dilapidated building collapses in Mira-Bhayandar

A portion of a dilapidated four- storey building collapsed due to incessant rainfall in Mira- Bhayandar city of Maharashtra’s Thane district, a civic official said on Thursday.

Mumbai’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre saved lives of 16 fishermen at sea about 70 km west of Arnala coast, Thane

Mumbai’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) successfully saved the lives of 16 fishermen in distress at sea about 70 km west of Arnala coast, Thane. The boat was caught up in very rough sea conditions and very high-speed winds prevailing at sea: Indian Coast Guard, reports ANI.

Uddhav Thackeray reviews Maharashtra’s preparedness for heavy rains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday took stock of the state administration’s preparedness in the wake of the incessant heavy rains in Mumbai and other parts of the state, including Kolhapur where the Panchganga river was flowing close to the danger mark.

Watch: A portion of a house collapsed in Dadar after heavy rains battered the area

High tide hits Mumbai’s Marine Drive amid heavy rainfall

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34 roads closed for traffic movement

In Maharashtra, 34 roads including 9 state highways were closed for traffic movement due to flooding in Kolhapur, district administration said.

Rajaram dam currently flowing above danger level.

Parts of Maharashtra face flood-like situation after incessant rainfall

After incessant heavy rainfall, different parts of Maharashtra are facing severe waterlogging and flood-like situation.

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Mumbai’s Colaba received 331.8mm rainfall in the last 24 hours

Mumbai’s Colaba received 331.8mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. A high tide of 4.33mtr expected at 1351 hours today, said India Meteorological Department.

16 NDRF teams positioned in Maharashtra

In view of the evolving situation in Maharashtra due to the incessant rains, 16 NDRF teams have been pre-positioned in Maharashtra for rescue efforts.

Five teams are positioned in Mumbai, four at Kolhapur, two in Sangli, and one team each in Satara, Thane, Palghar, Nagpur, Raigad, NDRF said in a statement.

Watch: Mumbai’s Nair hospital flooded after heavy rainfall 

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected in Mumbai and nearby suburbs

Mumbai city and nearby suburbs are “very likely” to receive moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 3-4 hours, India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

The rains will be accompanied with strong winds reaching 60-70 kmph. Possibility of thunder and lightning in some areas, IMD said.

Vihar lake overflows

Vihar Lake that supplies water to Mumbai residents is overflowing after incessant rainfall in the area.

Water that entered JJ hospital after incessant showers now cleared: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed that water entered JJ Hospital due to incessant rainfall, was cleared.

“There is no water accumulation in the hospital now,” the civic body said.

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