Mumbai Get Back in the Groove After Flash Floods

Mumbai Get Back in the Groove After Flash Floods

A day after heavy monsoon rain brought Mumbai to a standstill, which reported almost 300 mm of rain in parts of the city on Tuesday - 29 times the normal, the Met office has forecast more rain in the next 24 hours and have urged people to stay indoors. The rainfall recorded by the automatic weather stations between August 27 at 8 am and August 28 at 8 am was 102 mm.

The BMC appealed to people not to step out of their home unless absolutely necessary, while the entire civic force - Mumbai Police, Fire Brigade and other agencies - were on high alert to combat the situation.

Mumbai is experiencing heavy rains from the last few days.

Life in the fast-paced city of Mumbai came to a halt as torrential rainfall led to massive waterlogging across the city, turning streets into virtual waterways as Mumbai received 10 times the normal amount of rains it usually does during monsoons. However, schools, colleges, and government offices remained closed as a precaution.

Low-lying areas in the city were waterlogged leaving people to wade through ankle to knee deep level water.

Mumbaikars, under the hashtag "Rain Hosts", have been tweeting their locations and addresses, and inviting the ones who are stranded outside to their homes for warmth, electricity, tea, food et cetera.

India's financial capital Mumbai is limping back to normalcy after heavy rainfall and floods overwhelmed the city and its residents.

"The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall for today".

People opened up their homes to strangers, using the hashtag #RainHosts, along with their contact details. Trains of the western line were also running. Mumbai being a seaport city experiences heavy rains and high tides.

"I had to stay the night at my office because train services were cancelled".

Girish Nagda, 46, distributor for Nirma detergent at Masjid Bunder, said: "I don't see business picking up today even though we have got a respite from the rains". Many of its staff members could not report to work owing to water-logging on city roads.

More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the worst flooding to strike South Asia in years.

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