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Mumbai: IMD issues 'Yellow alert' for next 4 days; CM Thackeray visits BMC's disaster management cell

The 'Red' warning denotes the likelihood of extremely heavy rainfall. The warning means that the authorities must take action. And, the 'Yellow' alert signifies that authorities should be 'updated' on the situation.

Mumbai: IMD issues 'Yellow alert' for next 4 days; CM Thackeray visits BMC's disaster management cell
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The first rain of this year's monsoon season in Mumbai on Wednesday, June 9, caused water-logging in various parts of the city. As a result, the traffic police had to shut four subways and motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles on roads.

Therefore, the city police appealed to Mumbaikars not to step out of their homes unnecessarily and cautioned them against travelling to some of the inundated areas.

On Wednesday, June 9, the weather department has said Mumbai might witness 'heavy' to 'very heavy' rainfall for the next four days.

Also Read: CM Thackeray directs authorities to be alert as IMD issues heavy rainfall warning

The IMD had issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad today. Moreover, a red warning is issued to signify the possibility of 'Very heavy to extremely heavy rain at isolated places.

"Yellow and red alerts have been issued for some districts of Konkan Kinarpatti (coastal strip). Meanwhile, a red alert was issued for Mumbai today, June 9 and Yellow alert for next few days. Konkan Kinarpatti including Mumbai may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall for next four days," Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD Mumbai told ANI.        

 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai's Santacruz recorded 164.8 mm rainfall in six hours between 8.30 am - 2.30 pm today, while Colaba witnessed 32.2 mm rainfall. Moreover, other locations where heavy spells were recorded (8.30 am to 11.30 am) include Kandivali, Vikhroli, Dharavi fire station, Bandra fire station and Mumbai central.

Amid the heavy rainfall and red alert issued for Mumbai on Wednesday, June 9, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the Disaster Management Cell of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to take stock of the situation in the city.

The 'Red' warning denotes the likelihood of extremely heavy rainfall. The warning means that the authorities must take action. And, the 'Yellow' alert signifies that authorities should be 'updated' on the situation.

Mumbai police issued an advisory for commuters to avoid some areas due to waterlogging — Netaji Palkar Chowk, SV Road Baherambaug Junction, Sakkar Panchayat Chowk, Neelam Junction, Govandi, Hindamata Junction, Iqbal Kamani Junction, Dharavi Restaurant, Dharavi, Sion Junction and King Circle. In addition, the traffic police closed Milan, Khar, Andheri and Malad subways for motorists due to water-logging at these places.

Also Read: Mayor Kishori Pednekar Holds Review Meeting with BMC on Mumbai’s Stormwater Drains

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