As rains continue to pour in Mumbai, it is one of the wettest Julys ever. The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for the city, warning of heavy rains and flooding. Despite the challenges posed by the monsoons, Mumbai is strong and people are coming together to fight the floods. In this blog, we take a look at the current situation and the steps that have been taken to keep everyone safe this rainy season.
Mumbai High Warning:
The incessant heavy rains flooded everyday life. The Met Office has issued a red warning, which means heavy rain is expected and travel and travel problems are possible. Officials are monitoring it closely to minimize any disruption.
Behavior in flooded areas:
Waterlogging is a big issue in many parts of Mumbai. Streets in the Matunga, Marine Lines and Cuff Parade areas have been flooded, making it difficult to navigate. The Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued guidelines to help people stay safe and manage traffic.
Safety measures taken by BMC:
The BMC has suggested some important precautions to meet the challenges posed by rains:
For your safety, avoid unnecessary travel in heavy rain.
Have emergency numbers ready to call for help if needed.
Stay away from flooded areas to avoid accidents.
Park in safe areas to protect against water damage.
Increasing waterborne diseases:
Continued rains have led to an increase in diseases such as leptospirosis and chikungunya, which are spread through water. Authorities are monitoring the situation closely and urging people to take care of their health in the meantime.
Public Works and Railways:
Despite heavy rains, local trains run punctually in Mumbai, providing essential transport. However, 100 mm of rain fell in some places in the last 12 hours. The condition of the city’s roads has also been checked.
Mumbai University’s response:
To ensure safety during the yellow alert, Mumbai University canceled all exams scheduled for the day. This decision is to protect students and staff from severe weather.
It rains heavily in Mumbai, but the unity and strength shines through. City officials are working together with people to mitigate the effects of the monsoon. Despite the challenges, safety measures are in place and they all remain strong. As Mumbai heads into this rainy July, its people remain brave, optimistic and ready to face whatever comes their way.