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Red Alert Issued for Mumbai as Heavy Rain Causes Floods and Landslides, Check IMD Advisory Inside

According to the most recent IMD notice, there will be severe rain in a select few locations and extremely heavy rain in remote areas. South Mumbai had 82 mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours, Santacruz 1051.1 mm, Colaba 953.2 mm, and the eastern and western suburbs 109 mm and 106 mm respectively.

Binita Kumari
Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, announced that 3,500 residents of flood-prone districts have been relocated to safer locales.
Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, announced that 3,500 residents of flood-prone districts have been relocated to safer locales.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on 7 July issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar for 8 July amid the torrential rains that were lashing the financial capital for the fourth day in a row.

According to the most recent IMD notice, there will be severe rain in a select few locations and extremely heavy rain in remote areas. South Mumbai had 82 mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours, Santacruz 1051.1 mm, Colaba 953.2 mm, and the eastern and western suburbs 109 mm and 106 mm respectively.

IMD had issued an orange advisory for Palghar, Thane, and Mumbai for July 7. Powai Lake in Mumbai started overflowing last night due to the recent torrential rains.

Due to favourable monsoon conditions, good rainfall fell in the past three to four days in central Maharashtra and the Konkan region. According to Jayant Sarkar of IMD Mumbai, "It will remain the same for the next 4-5 days." Long-distance train service delays have been reported by the Western and Central Railways.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation issued a warning earlier in the day advising Mumbai residents to avoid the coast since the high tide at 5:31 pm will cross 3.75 metres.
Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, announced that 3,500 residents of flood-prone districts have been relocated to safer locales.

The Maharashtra government ordered officials to remain cautious and take action to prevent loss of life in the metropolis and other rain-affected districts of the state as nonstop rains flooded the city and rendered city traffic impassable. Additionally, problems with waterlogging, landslides, and property damage have been recorded from several regions of the state.

On Thursday and Friday, heavy to very heavy rain is expected in a few locations, with really heavy rain possible in a few isolated locations, according to weather forecasters. With signs of heavy to very heavy rain in a few locations, the intensity of the rain is predicted to lessen starting on Saturday.

While the eastern and western suburbs of Mumbai received 109 mm and 106 mm of rain, respectively, the island city of south Mumbai only received 82 mm. According to district disaster cell commander Vivekanand Kadam, a team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was placed on standby to offer help if needed.

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