Mumbai Rains: Mithi river flowing above the danger mark

The water levels at Mithi River has been rising and has crossed the danger mark

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It has been pouring in Mumbai for the last two days. The rains have intensified in the last 24 hours and even a red alert has been issued for the city by IMD. The water levels at Mithi River has been rising steadily. Today (Wednesday) morning, when the level crossed the danger mark of 3.3 meters, the officials of L ward has started evacuating people living along the banks and moving them to empty schools.

Manish Valaniu, assistant municipal commissioner of the L ward termed this evacuation only as a precautionary measure. It is noteworthy, that there is a warning for a hide tide at 3:00 PM due to which the water level can increase even further. 

Update: NDRF teams have rescued 1,300 people from Bail Bazar in Kurla as the water level in Nithi river continues to rise.

The rain has disrupted the day to day working for many Mumbaikars. Due to water-logging, many people have been stuck in traffic for hours together. In addition to this, many trains are either running late or have been cancelled altogether. Flights to are unable to land or take off at their scheduled time. 

As per IMD, Santa Cruz has received 121.4mm rainfall today between 8:30 to 11:30 AM. In Thane and Belapur observatory is 173 mm and Dahanu 100 mm rainfall has been recorded respectively. In these four days, Mumbai has already crossed the average rainfall that it gets for the month of September. 

In wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for the rest of the day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to keep the schools shut today.

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IMD forecast for Mumbai states that it will continue to get heavy rain at isolated places till September 6. There is an orange alert forecast for September 6.

There is waterlogging in many areas including stations like Sion, Parel, Dadar, Thane, Kanjurmarg and Byculla. Stay tuned with the Rain Live Updates at- Mumbai Rains Live Updates

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