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Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai and neighbouring areas have been receiving intense rainfall from the last several hours leading to waterlogged roads and delays in local train timings.
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai has issued severe weather warning in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri amd Sindhudurg for the next 5 days.
Earlier today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an Orange alert for Mumbai. In view of that, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rushed three teams to Mumbai to tackle waterlogging in several parts of the city. Three teams of NDRF were shifted from Pune to Mumbai as a precautionary measure, the NDRF said today.
According to K S Hosalikar, senior India Meteorological Department official, Mira Road has received 73mm of rainfall, Juhu 136mm, Mahalaxmi 56.5mm, Santa Cruz 25.1, Bandar 141mm Bhayandar 53mm and Dahisar 76.5mm.
As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs, the Tulsi lake, one of the seven reservoirs supplying drinking water to the metropolis, overflowed on Friday, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Tulsi is the smallest of the seven reservoirs that supply potable water to Mumbai, and has a storage capacity of 8,046 million litres. The city gets 18 million litres of water from the lake every day.
Around 250 residents of a slum-dominated area in Mumbai's Kurla were evacuated on Friday morning as Mithi river swelled up following heavy rains in the city and its suburbs, which also affected the local train services, officials said. However, as water level of the river later subsided, these people returned to their places, they said.
A civic official said that the H-East administrative ward of the BMC, which includes areas like Bandra east and Khar east, recorded the highest rainfall of 186.9 mm, followed by 175.5 mm rain in M-west ward that includes Shivaji Nagar, Govandi and Mankhurd areas during 4am to 9am.