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Mumbai Rains: CM Uddhav Thackeray asks authorities to remain alert on rain situation

06 August, 2020 21:59 IST | mid-day correspondent Check for updates

Mumbai Rains: As incessant rains and strong winds battered Mumbai and adjoining areas, the city recorded highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours on Wednesday. Several roads and areas in south Mumbai were flooded and scores of vehicles, including BEST buses, were stranded on roads. Heavy rains are expected in Mumbai, Raigad, Palghar, Thane regions. The BMC has opened temporary shelters for stranded people at municipal schools. Meanwhile, Vihar lake, one of the reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai, overflowed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and assured all possible support.

  • 06 August, 2020 21:20 IST

    A huge tree came crashing on a car parked near Wankhede Stadium, Churchgate in South Mumbai reports mid-day photographer Shadab Khan.


  • 06 August, 2020 20:56 IST

    As per a notification issued by Press Information Bureau (PIB), Gujarat, the ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next 24 hours, reports ANI.

  • 06 August, 2020 20:16 IST

    Maharashtra CM reviews administration's preparedness for heavy rains

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday took stock of Maharashtra administration's preparedness as heavy rains battered Mumbai and other parts of the state, including Kolhapur where the Panchganga river was flowing close to the danger mark.

  • 06 August, 2020 19:59 IST

    Mumbai Rains: Rainwater floods Kurla subway

    People wade through the water-logged subway at Kurla on Thursday.The incessant rains and strong winds in Mumbai for the past three days has thrown normal life out of gear

    Kurla subwayPic: Sayyed Sameer Abedi

  • 06 August, 2020 19:45 IST

    Mumbai Rains: Tree crashes on police vehicle in SoBo

    A tree came crashing down on a Mumbai Police vehicle in Colaba, no casualties were reported in the incident. Incessant rains in the city for the past three days resulted in several tree felling incidents

    Tree Collapse ColabaPic: Ashish Rane

  • 06 August, 2020 19:01 IST

    Colaba among India’s top 10 rainiest places in India

    As per private weather agency Skymet, the top 10 rainiest places in India included Mumbai's Colaba, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Harnai, Kolhapur and Dahanu from Maharashtra.

  • 06 August, 2020 18:55 IST

    Heavy rains cause water levels in Maharashtra's key lakes to rise

    IMD's Deputy director KS Hosalikar tweeted a picture showing the rise in the lake levels.

  • 06 August, 2020 18:45 IST

    Severe waterlogging reported in South Mumbai

    Many instances of water-logging has been reported in South Mumbai. A picture of the flooding outside Islam Gymkhana. 

  • 06 August, 2020 18:32 IST

    Man swept away in swollen nullah in Bhayander, body found

    A 47-year-old man fell into a swollen nullah and was washed away in rain-hit Thane district of Maharashtra, district authorities said on Thursday. The incident took place in Mira-Bhayander township of the district on Wednesday evening and his body was found on Thursday, an official said. Read here

  • 06 August, 2020 18:16 IST

    Portion of four-storey building collapses in Mira-Bhayandar

    A portion of a dilapidated four-storey building collapsed on Thursday due to incessant rainfall in Mira-Bhayandar city of Thane district. Read More Here.

  • 06 August, 2020 17:37 IST

    Aaditya Thackeray inspects on ground situation

    Cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray visited some locations on Thursday afternoon to inspect damages. He said we will stand up again, stronger and better, yet in sync with climate change needs.

  • 06 August, 2020 17:34 IST

    Uddhav Thackeray reviews preparedness

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday took stock of the state administration's preparedness in the wake of the incessant heavy rains in Mumbai and other parts of the state, including Kolhapur where the Panchganga river was flowing close to the danger mark.

  • 06 August, 2020 16:36 IST

    16 fishermen stranded at sea rescued

    Mumbai's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) saved lives of 16 fishermen in distress at sea about 70 km west of Arnala coast, Thane.

  • 06 August, 2020 16:02 IST

    Portion of house collapses in Dadar

    A portion of a house collapsed in Dadar as heavy rains continued to lash the city. Read More Here.

  • 06 August, 2020 15:59 IST

    Konkan Railways services hit due to tunnel collapse

    Konkan Railway services were affected due to a tunnel collapse near Pernem in Goa in the wee hours of Thursday The railways are working round the clock to fix the issue and restore normalcy, a KR official said. Read here

  • 06 August, 2020 15:22 IST

    Minister lauds Palghar cops for saving 22 people stranded in floods

    Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh praised Palghar Police for saving the lives of 22 people who were stranded in floods in parts of the district. Those rescued included a five-year-old girl, who remained atop a tree for over four hours. Read More Here.

  • 06 August, 2020 15:20 IST

    Panchganga river water crosses warning level in Kolhapur

    The Panchganga river water at Kolhapur crossed the warning level on Thursday morning, the district disaster management cell said. Nine state highways and 25 other roads in the district have been affected due to the heavy rains, a Public Works Department official said. Read More Here.

  • 06 August, 2020 14:42 IST

    Anand Mahindra shares the 'most dramatic' video

    Businessman Anand Mahindra shared a video that has gone massively viral on social media. The video shows a tall tree swaying wildly from side to side due to strong winds.

  • 06 August, 2020 14:17 IST

    High tide hits Mumbai's Marine Drive, amid heavy rainfall.

  • 06 August, 2020 13:40 IST

    Rain activity to drop significantly

    Private weather agency Skymet said that persistent rain activity in the city is likely to see a significant drop in Mumbai, its neighbouring areas as the well-marked low-pressure area has weakened into a low and has now moved over towards the central parts of Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, the cyclonic circulation has also shifted towards the north of the country. Read More Here.

  • 06 August, 2020 13:10 IST

    Uprooted tree removed, route opened

    Tree uprooted at World Trade Centre-Maker Tower-Taj President Junction and blocked the road, bringing traffic to a halt. Officials from Cuffe Parade police station removed the fallen tree and opened the route.

  • 06 August, 2020 12:49 IST

    Ocean warming making showers extreme in Mumbai

    Scientists explained the extreme rainfall event in Mumbai to an anomaly that will become a recurrent pattern with increasing warming of the ocean and poleward shift of the low-level jetstream that impacts the Indian summer monsoon. They say the warm ocean temperatures in the northern Arabian Sea results in increased moisture and large fluctuations in the monsoon winds. Read More Here.

  • 06 August, 2020 12:35 IST

    34 roads, including 9 highways closed

    34 roads, including 9 state highways have been closed for traffic movement due to flooding in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur. Rajaram dam currently flowing above danger level, said district administration.

  • 06 August, 2020 11:54 IST

    Traffic closed on Peddar Road

    Traffic on both sides of Peddar Road closed due to wall collapse. Mumbai police advised the commuters to take diverted routes.

    BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal inspected the work at Peddar road and instructed the police team to resume vehicular movement at the earliest.

  • 06 August, 2020 11:42 IST

    Bombay HC suspends today’s proceedings

    Bombay High Court has suspended all proceedings for the day on account of incessant rains. This is for the second time in a week as the court had suspended all hearings of matters on Tuesday as well.

  • 06 August, 2020 10:45 IST

    149 mm rainfall in Thane on Wednesday

    Severe water-logging was reported at Upvan Lake and Vandana Cinema in Thane. Dr Vipin Sharma, Thane municipal commissioner, said Thane has been receiving very heavy rainfall for the past 3 days and 149 mm rainfall was recorded on August 5. “We’re alert. Assistant and deputy commissioners and fire brigade teams are on the field. I appeal to residents to not step out of their houses unnecessarily,” he said.

  • 06 August, 2020 10:37 IST

    Landslide at Kemps Corner

    A massive landslide happened at Kemps Corner in South Mumbai at 12:30 an. BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal is at the spot to take stock of the situation. Read More Here.

    Peddar road closed to traffic from Kemps Corner to Babulnath upto Girgaum Chowpatty, said DCP zone 1, Mumbai Police.

    Kemps Corner landslidePic/Bipin Kokate

  • 06 August, 2020 09:55 IST

    High tide expected at 1:51 pm

    In the last 24 hours, Colaba recorded the heaviest single-day rainfall (331.8 mm) in August in 46 years. IMD says a high tide of 4.33 metre is expected at 1.51 pm.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:49 IST

    BEST bus route diversions at Nair Hospital, rail traffic restored

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has tweeted asking citizens to avoid BPT colony due to waterlogging.  The civic body has also warned of a high tide expected at 1.51 pm on Thursday.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:43 IST

    5 NDRF teams stationed in Mumbai

    16 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been pre-positioned in Maharashtra, of which 5 are in Mumbai.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:41 IST

    Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai record extremely heavy rainfall

    KS Hosalikar said that Mumbai, Thane and parts of Navi Mumbai recorded extremely heavy rainfall (more than 200 mm) at few places in the last 24 hours.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:39 IST

    Stagnant water in Navjivan area of Mumbai Central recedes

    In another tweet, BMC said the stagnant water in Navjivan area of Mumbai Central has completely receded and the road traffic is running smoothly.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:36 IST

    Today’s weather forecast for Mumbai

    India Meteorological Department says Mumbai and suburbs are very likely to receive few spells of moderate to heavy rainfall during the next 3-4 hours accompanied with strong winds reaching 60-70 kmph. The possibility of thunder and lightning is also there in some areas.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:31 IST

    Stagnant water at Hindmata recedes

    BMC tweeted that the stagnant water at Hindmata has completely receded and the road traffic there is running smoothly.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:27 IST

    BEST bus operations affected

    Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said that due to heavy downpour last evening, the water logging still continues at few locations and bus operations remain affected.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:24 IST

    Colaba sets up record for August rainfall

    India Meteorological Department’s Deputy Director of Meteorology KS Hosalikar said night rains reduction has been observed, but Colaba is setting up another record for August rainfall.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:15 IST

    Man electrocuted in Dahisar

    A 38-year-old man allegedly died of electrocution in an inundated area in the western suburb of Dahisar. Read More Here.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:14 IST

    Part of retaining wall of ridge road collapses

    Part of the retaining wall of the ridge road at NS Patkar Marg collapsed. Traffic on both sides of the road has been halted.

  • 06 August, 2020 09:12 IST

    Vihar Lake overflows

    Vihar Lake, that supplies water to Mumbai residents, is overflowing after incessant rainfall.

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