Mumbai Rains: Orange alert withdrawn by IMD

There was some relief for Mumbaikars on Thursday with the intensity of rainfall decreasing. Following this, IMD withdrew its “orange alert”

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There was some relief for Mumbaikars on Thursday with the intensity of rainfall decreasing. Following this, IMD withdrew its “orange alert” warning. 

Mumbai had recorded 242.2mm of rain in less than 24 hours. Heavy rains had brought the city to an absolute standstill and IMD had issued a red alert.  A 'red alert’ is the highest alert issued by IMD to indicate heavy rainfall warning. It is a call to action that people should be ready for evacuation purposes. The road and rail routes are closed and people are likely to face challenges in commuting. There are also power cuts in store during a red alert. 

An orange alert, on the other hand, is issued when there are chances of extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and rail closures. There is also the potential for power cuts in an orange alert. During this alert, people should be ready for evacuation and have food packets and other emergency material ready.

Mumbai continued to get light showers all through Thursday and the prediction is that Friday is going to be no different. However, rains are expected to make a comeback on September 8 and an orange alert has already been issued for that day.

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