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High tide alert: Mumbaikars warned against venturing near sea

Rough seas also led to flooding of areas like Worli, Marine Drive and Colaba infront of the Taj Hotel. (Source: Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar) Rough seas also led to flooding of areas like Worli, Marine Drive and Colaba infront of the Taj Hotel. (Source: Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)
Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Posted: June 13, 2014 2:34 pm

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued an alert for tidal waves higher than 4.5 metres likely to hit Mumbai shoreline this week.

The MCGM, in its circular, stated that tidal waves higher than 4.5 metres are expected to hit the Mumbai coast from on Friday till June 18, for which the civic body has made arrangements to prevent citizens from venturing near the sea.

Fifteen security guards have been posted at Gateway of India in South Mumbai from 10 AM to 6 PM and will prohibit people from going near the sea, the circular said.

Also, six teams have been made for sensitive areas in the metropolis where each will comprise members of fire brigadepersonnel, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and lifeguards. These will be deployed in areas like Girgaon, Dadar, Juhu, Versova, Aksa beach, Gorai beach and Chowpatty beach, where there are chances of flooding.

A special disaster control mechanism has been put in place, where a special team will be attending to emergency calls from citizens three hours before and after the scheduled time of the high tide, MCGM said.

Tidal waves measuring 4.38 metres had lashed the shores of Mumbai on Thursday, which submerged several parts of the city under water.

The waves had on Thursday spilled into low lying areas like Worli, Shivaji Park and Mahim and several parts of South Mumbai trapping several vehicles in the water.

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