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Aaditya Thackeray Urges Citizens to Stay Indoors as Heavy Rains Are Expected to Batter Mumbai


Aaditya Thackeray Urges Citizens to Stay Indoors as Heavy Rains Are Expected to Batter Mumbai
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With the IMD predicting heavy rainfall over the next two days in Mumbai, several top authorities have asked Mumbaikars to take the necessary measures in order to stay safe. Tourism Minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray posted a tweet requesting residents and even journalists who are covering the growing situation to stay safe.

“Requesting all to remain indoors. Mumbai is lashed with high-velocity winds and extremely heavy rain as we all can witness. I request all, especially journalists trying to cover this to remain safe. Stay put wherever you are”, Thackeray’s tweet read.

Images from across key areas of Mumbai have revealed the collapsing of traffic signals as well as trees at several junctions due to heavy windspeeds. With the trend expected to continue over the next two days, staying indoors appears to be the safest option right now. 

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Earlier today, Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, K S Hosalikar gave out a grim warning of the situation over the next 24 hours, predicting extremely heavy rainfall in the ghats regions of Maharashtra. Additionally, he said that North Konkan regions like Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Palghar will also experience vigorous rains over the coming days. 

Rainfall has been relatively higher in August with a recent report suggesting that 61% of the average August rainfall was received within the first five days of the month. This has led to concern that flooding and destruction of the property could be more rampant in the days to come. 

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