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Mumbai rains: Five things you should know
Incessant rain has brought Mumbai to a standstill with major parts of the Maximum City being inundated in water. Roads are submerged and train services have been hit hard. Daily commuters have been stranded in various parts of the city. The regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba has predicted that the situation will not improve in the next 24 hours, triggering fears of a 2005-like deluge.
Here are five things you should know about Mumbai rains:
1. Communication services hit hard:
Traffic badly affected on Dadar TT, the two thoroughfares connecting central and western suburbs. Heavy water-logging is expected at Bandra Kurla Complex.
2. High tide warning issued by IMD:
IMD has issued a high tide warning for later in the evening in Mumbai. In this regard, Mumbai Police has asked citizens to avoid waterfronts and promenades. Popular destinations like the Marine Drive, Chowpatty and Haji Ali Dargah, and areas like Churchgate, Dadar, Mahim, and Worli Seaface are to be avoided.
3. BMC’s response to the rains
The BMC has released an emergency number for people effected due to Mumbai rains. People can call up the helpline number 1916, apart from the police emergency number 100.
4. The damage caused
Incessant rains have uprooted many trees and instances of wall collapse in many water-logged parts have also been reported. South Mumbai witnessed heavy downpour causing traffic snarls. Byculla station has been flooded, leaving many commuters stranded.
5. Worst rains since 2005
Mumbai struggled in waist-deep water lashed by what weather officials believe could be the heaviest and longest spell of rain since July 2005. The floods in 2005 were the worst the city had seen in almost 50 years.
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Mumbai Rains: Lara Dutta uses Mahesh Bhupathi’s towels to block rainwater; HE hates it, tweeple love it!
Much like any lady of the house who will do whatever necessary to protect their home, former actress Lara Dutta needed to keep out rainwater from their Mumbai residence, and decided to use all those many towels that her husband tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi had treasured over the years. Quite smug, Dutta took to Twitter to share a photo of her innovative use of those towels, tagging the husband. “Putting our Wimbledon,US Open, Aus Open &French Open towels to good use! @Maheshbhupathi #MumbaiRain.Stay safe & indoors if possible folks!” she tweeted.
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