Wednesday, January 19, 2022

IMD warns heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at few places in Mumbai city, suburbs

Meteorological department has warned that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places in Mumbai city and suburbs till morning. It has issued a Red alert for Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Kolhapur district for today. For tomorrow, a Red alert has been issued for Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Satara districts.

In various incidents 25 people have lost their lives and 8 are injured. Due to wall collapse at Chembur, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Chandivali 24 people have lost life and 8 are injured. One person died due to electric shock in Andheri. State government has announced an ex-gratia of 5 lakh rupee to kin of those who died in the wall collapse incident and free treatment will be provided to the injured. Prime Minister has also announced Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to wall collapses. He also announced that Rs. 50,000 would be given to those injured.

Due to heavy rainfall local train service was disturbed in the morning in Mumbai. Long distance 6 trains were cancelled, 12 were rescheduled and 12 others were short terminated in Mumbai.

As per details shared by Brihanmumbai municipal corporation’s data, Dahisar, Chembur, Vikroli, Kandivali, Marol, Borivali, Worli areas of Mumbai had received more than 200 millimeters of rain in the last 24 hours. Other areas in Mumbai have also received more than 150 millimeters in last 24 hours.

In last week, IMD’s observatory at SantaCruz has received around 850 millimeters of rain while Colaba has received around 600 millimeters of rain. In a week, Malvan in Sindhudurg district has recorded highest around 1500 milimeters of rain while more than 1000 millimeters of rain is recorded in Murud in Raigad district and Dapoli, Lanja, Ratnagiri, Rajapur of Ratnagiri district.

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