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Jumbo COVID-19 facility in Dahisar impacted due to continual rains

The COVID-19 jumbo facility in Dahisar was severely impacted by the incessant rainfall as a portion of the shed collapsed following the gusty winds.

Jumbo COVID-19 facility in Dahisar impacted due to continual rains
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As heavy rainfall lashed the city in the last couple of days, the COVID-19 jumbo facility in Dahisar was severely impacted by it as a portion of the shed collapsed following the gusty winds.

Several facilities and COVID-19 centres were affected by leakages and waterlogging due to the continual rains. Moreover, the entrance to the Dahisar jumbo facility was inundated even though water did not enter the wards. As per sources, the COVID-19 centre has 30 patients in the ICU and 50 patients in the normal wards.

The facility dedicated to the patients suffering from the coronavirus which was constructed by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) began operations in the month of July. The officials from the civic body further stated that the structure was set up using wooden planks and plastic shed, which could not withstand winds. By Wednesday night, a portion of the plastic shed collapsed, flooding a part of the centre’s compound area.

With Mumbai and its adjoining areas witnessing incessant rainfall, high-intensity rain and thunder accompanied by high-speed winds reaching up to 70 kmph and occasionally gusting to over 100 kmph were witnessed in south Mumbai on Wednesday evening. This wind speed is equivalent to the post-landfall effect of Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga (90-100 kmph) which was recorded in Mumbai on June 3. Meanwhile, the IMD recorded 103 mm of rain in 12 hours in Santacruz on Wednesday. In some parts, 300 mm of rain has been recorded.

There was also instances of heavy rain in districts adjoining Mumbai. Rain in Dahanu in Palghar district broke an all-time record of 24 hours’ rain recorded in August at 383.1 mm.

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