Mumbai Rains: BMC tweets Dos and Don'ts as heavy showers lash city

Updated: Jul 03, 2020, 15:37 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Mumbai Police also took to Twitter to advise people to stay indoors and take the necessary precautions

File Picture/Satej Shinde
File Picture/Satej Shinde

Heavy rains accompanied by winds have lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Friday, leading to inundation in several low-lying areas. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that rains are likely to continue for the next 24 hours in many parts of the city.

According to the weather department, the Colaba observatory has recorded 57.7mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, whereas the Santacruz observatory has recorded 11.4mm rainfall.

With severe water-logging being reported at many places in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a list of dos and don’ts to ensure the safety of the people.

In the safety instructions issued, the civic body advised people to keep their mobile phones charged in case of emergency communications, keep torches and candles handy, store food and medicines, and refrain from venturing into waterlogged areas.

The BMC also asked people to stay away from broken electric poles, sewage, gutters, debris, and exposed power lines and keep necessary documents in water-proof bags and packets.

Mumbai Police also took to Twitter to advise people to stay indoors and take the necessary precautions.

The IMD has earlier issued an orange alert as a warning for heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai and the neighbouring areas for Friday and Saturday. This is the second time heavy rains lashed Mumbai this year after Cyclone Nisarga.

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