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Mumbai households flooded with rainwater

The continual rains in Mumbai disrupted the normal lives of many as the water seeped into several households, flooding the floors of the buildings.

Mumbai households flooded with rainwater
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On Tuesday evening, the continual rainfall not only flooded the streets of Mumbai but disrupted the normal lives of many as the water seeped into several households, flooding the floors of the buildings.

Areas such as Grant Road, Parel, Elphinstone were completely submerged. The rainwater had seeped into the houses and the ground floors of several buildings. As a result, household necessities such as utensils, grains, appliances and clothes have been left damaged or muddy. Grant Road, Masjid Bunder in South Mumbai and Byculla, Nagpada, Dadar, Worli and Naigaon in Central Mumbai received more than 300 mm rain in just 24 hours.

Moreover, all the houses on the ground floor of the 13 buildings from 102 to 115 in BDD Chawl, Worli were flooded. Water had also seeped into the houses of Nehru Nagar, Arvind Nagar area of Worli. After the water receded at 3 am, the residents tried to save their belongings by placing their belongings on the table and bed. Some carried their belongings to safety on the first and second floors.

This poses to be a severe problem as it is time for Mumbai’s civic body, BMC to take notice of the issue. With the city experiencing at least 3-4 days of rains above 150 mm in a few hours annually, the civic body will have to come up with more long term solutions for dewatering to avoid a repeat of the 2005 floods which had shaken the city to the core.

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