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World Red alert issued after heavy rain causes travel chaos in Mumbai

13:54  04 august  2020
13:54  04 august  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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Authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai issued a red alert on Tuesday and warned people not to venture out after heavy overnight rain in the financial hub brought flooding and travel chaos . Some suburbs have seen more than 300 mm of rain in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning and more heavy

An orange alert has been issued for Thursday with heavy to very heavy rain predicted at isolated places in Mumbai . While an orange alert was issued for Monday as well, the city recorded light rainfall on the day. In nine hours ending at 5.30 pm on Monday, IMD's Santacruz observatory recorded 4 mm

a car parked in a parking lot: Motorists drive through a flooded road during a heavy monsoon rain in Mumbai [Indranil Mukherjee/AFP] © [Indranil Mukherjee/AFP] Motorists drive through a flooded road during a heavy monsoon rain in Mumbai [Indranil Mukherjee/AFP]

Authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai issued a red alert on Tuesday and warned people not to venture out after heavy overnight rain in the financial hub brought flooding and travel chaos.

Some suburbs have seen more than 300mm (12 inches) of rain in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning and more heavy rain is expected over the next two days, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) official KS Hosalikar.

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Mumbai , Aug 3 (PTI) The India Meteorological Department issued a red alert for Mumbai , Thane, Pune, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra for Tuesday after upgrading its earlier ' Mumbai , Thane, Pune would receive extremely heavy rainfall in isolated places on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mumbai issued a red alert on Tuesday and warned people not to venture out after heavy overnight rain in the financial hub brought flooding and travel chaos . Some suburbs have seen more than 300 mm of rain in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning and more heavy rain is expected over the next two

The department issued a red alert for the city for the next two days, and civic authorities advised people not to venture out unless absolutely necessary.

Trains, already running skeleton services due to the novel coronavirus lockdown, were suspended in several places because of flooding and traffic was disrupted on some of the city's main roads.

A landslide swept down a slope onto a main road in a northern suburb, media reported.

There was no impact on operations at Mumbai's airport apart from reduced visibility, a representative said.

The city struggles with the monsoon rains every year as widespread construction and rubbish-clogged drains and waterways make it increasingly vulnerable to flooding.

Mumbai is also struggling with a surging coronavirus outbreak with an average of 1,000 new cases being reported every day.

Commuters wade in waist deep water crossing a flooded road during a heavy monsoon rain in Mumbai [Indranil Mukherjee/AFP]

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Flood warnings are in place across several provinces before the expected downpours.Several towns in Quzhour county saw similar heavy amounts of rain, with the local flood control and drought relief headquarters issuing a flood warning.

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