Mumbai saw its first showers last week, and the event was unpleasant. People went through various problems from waterlogging to traffic at different places in the city. As of today, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has
issued an alert to the people of severe to hefty rainfall in the city in the coming 4-5 days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also released a ‘nowcast’ warning.
The worried officials have also been informed to visit the low-lying areas by the civic body. It has ordered them to take quick action at places where there are possibilities of flooding.
Post a delayed monsoon, Mumbai has been going through heavy rainfall, with people uploading different videos of waterlogged places. Mumbai city witnesses 12.44 mm of rain, while the eastern suburbs witnessed 42.41 mm and the western suburbs witnessed 40.46 mm of rainfall. This happened on Wednesday, around 8 am to 12 pm.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) released a ‘nowcast’ warning. This warning was released at 9:30 am and revealed that some coastal districts and isolated places in Mumbai will witness moderate to light rainfall intensity.
In the previous 24 hours, 26 events of trees collapsing, 15 events of about short circuits, and five unfortunate incidents of whole or partial houses falling as stated by BMC officials.
From July 1 onwards, Mumbai residents will also witness a 10% cut in their water supply. The reason being the unavailability of water in the lakes around Mumbai as a consequence of less rainfall, the BMC will reduce its water supply. Iqbal Singh Chahal, the commissioner of the BMC, has also requested people to use water smartly and without waste.