On Wednesday, Mumbai received the highest rainfall since 2005 in just 12 hours. With a record of 215.8mm rainfall, Mumbai was drowned in water. Eastern suburbs recorded rainfall of 101.9mm and Western suburbs recorded 76.03mm rainfall.
Heavy rain in Mumbai led to severe waterlogging with trees and houses collapsed. Many prominent buildings could be seen flying away. South Mumbai got affected the most.
Many new locations in South Mumbai were inundated and were heavily waterlogged. Luckily no injuries have been reported yet.
Moreover, BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) opened temporary shelters to help stranded passengers and others at its schools.
In Maharashtra, 34 roads including 9 state highways were closed for traffic movement due to flooding in Kolhapur, the district administration said. Rajaram dam is currently flowing above its danger level.
After heavy rainfall, various parts of Maharashtra are having a flood-like situation. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai’s Colaba received 331.8mm.
Due to the constant heavy rainfall, 16 NDRF teams have been positioned in Maharashtra to rescue people. Out of 16 teams, 5 are positioned in Mumbai, 4 at Kolhapur, 2 in Sangli, and 1 team each in Satara, Thane, Nagpur, Palghar, Raigad.
Mumbai city and nearby suburbs are “very likely” to receive moderate to heavy in the next 3-4 hours, India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.
The rains will be accompanied by strong winds reaching 60-70 km/hr. As per IMD, there is a possibility of thunder and lightning in some areas.
Vihar Lake that supplies water to Mumbai residents is overflowing after incessant rainfall in the area.
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.
However, an orange alert has been issued for Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur and Satara districts after the reduced rainfall on Thursday.