Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in Mumbai for the fourth day today as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted. Heavy rainfall likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar during the next few hours, says IMD in a tweet. Mumbai rains have already passed 97 per cent of the required rainfall in June in just two days. The suburban local
Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in Mumbai for the fourth day today as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted. Heavy rainfall likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar during the next few hours, says IMD in a tweet.
Mumbai rains have already passed 97 per cent of the required rainfall in June in just two days.
The suburban local trains, called the lifeline of Mumbai, remained largely unaffected and were running as per their schedule. However, in view of IMD’s heavy rainfall forecast, the Central Railway (CR) cancelled some express or passenger trains, especially those between Mumbai and Pune.
According to the officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 39 incidents of a short circuit, 104 incidents of the uprooting of trees or falling of tree branches were reported from various parts of the city.
In Maharashtra’s Thane district, two people died of electrocution in separate incidents caused by incessant rains on late Friday night. While the first incident occurred in Thane city, the other one occurred in Ambarnath.
Meanwhile, twenty-two people were killed and seven injured in Maharashtra in rain-related incidents, even as the dry spell continued in most parts of north India which was reeling under sweltering heat.
At least 15 people, including four children, were killed and two injured in Pune when a portion of the 22-ft high compound wall of a housing society collapsed on adjoining shanties following incessant rains, trapping the sleeping families under the debris, officials said.
Fishermen were advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and north Bay of Bengal and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours.
Earlier, the State Government has already put all the districts including the eight identified districts under alert in view of the possible flooding due to heavy to very heavy rainfall.
10 ways to stay SAFE in heavy rain.
1. If you hear a call for evacuation in your area through the media or first responders, get moving and follow instructions. Disaster can strike the “let’s just wait it out” crowd.
2. Driving? Don’t if you can avoid it. If you must drive, slow down and turn on your headlights. Apply your brakes earlier and with less force.
3. Two feet of water can sweep your car away. Never attempt to cross running water.
4. Get the kids inside and let them play video games to their hearts’ content. It’s no good for their hearts or brains, but it’s safer than playing in heavy rain and thunderstorms. If you can talk them into doing homework, congratulations.
5. If you have to go outside, avoid standing under tall trees and electricity poles.
6. clear drainage channels near your home.
7. Give all those cellphones, laptops and tablets a good charge.
8. Monitor media reports for updates.
9. If you’re in an open space during a storm, avoid using your cellphone — unless you’re calling for emergency help.
10. Make sure your emergency/first aid bags are ready. have backup lighting ready (flashlight or lantern).
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.
Joel Osteen .