Heavy rain warning continues in Mumbai. (Photo-PTI)
A warning of very heavy rain has been issued in the city on June 13-14. As a precaution, Navy, Coast Guard and NDRF have also been asked to be on alert mode.
Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a high alert for heavy rains in Mumbai on Friday. In fact, a warning of very heavy rain has been issued in the city on June 13-14. As a precaution, Navy, Coast Guard and NDRF have also been asked to be on alert mode.
BMC has asked all its employees to be present on duty on time. Apart from this, weather warnings have also been issued to BEST and Adani electricity substations. The city fire brigade has also been asked to remain alert.
In fact, this step of BMC has come after the warning of the Meteorological Department on Friday, which said that there is a possibility of heavy rain in Mumbai and adjoining areas on Sunday and Monday. A similar prediction has also gone for Raigad and Ratnagiri, the coastal areas of the state. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert.
Let us tell you that more than 204.5 mm of rain within 24 hours is counted as ‘very heavy rain’. Earlier on Wednesday, the first rain in the city caused very bad conditions. Several parts of Mumbai were flooded due to the rains, forcing the traffic police to shut down four subways while many drivers were forced to leave their vehicles on the roads. Local train services were also disrupted, which are running only for workers engaged in health and other essential services. It is also being said that this time during the monsoon, 18 days high tide is expected. During this time the height of the waves in the sea can go up to 10 meters. Of these, 6 days are there only in the month of June, there is a danger of high tide.