Aug 5, 2020, 22.32PM
A red alert has been issued for ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as heavy showers continued for over 24 hours, crippling the city’s lifelines. At least four people were killed and one went missing. Apart from a landslide on Western Express Highway, incidents of house collapse, tree felling, and electric short-circuits were reported. The key low-lying areas reported water-logging, while homes or shops were flooded in slums. In another incident, two 26-year-olds were reported missing after a boat carrying 13 fishermen capsized around 10 nautical miles from the Gorai beach. Eleven of them were rescued. The IMD has forecast spells of more heavy to very heavy rainfall for today
PM Narendra Modi spoke to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
PM @narendramodi spoke to Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray regarding the situation prevailing in Mumbai and sur… https://t.co/i1oqwlGQ9h— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1596644693000
Mumbai Rains: NDRF uses boats to rescue stranded passengers at railway stations
Even after maintenance work during the lockdown, it seems like the Railways couldn’t keep up to their promise of smooth services. Heavy rains left railway tracks flooded and passengers stranded. NDRF had to rescue stranded passengers using boats.
Boats being used to rescue passengers from the trains that are stuck
#MumbaiRains #StrandedTrains Update 2115 hrs 5/8/20 ✅2 locals stranded @ Masjid ✅Many passengers on board ✅Water ab… https://t.co/Qg8FNWXyl0— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) 1596642901000
Mumbai Rains: Passengers stranded at Dadar station await next local train to return home
As heavy rains continue to lash the city, suburbans local train services are facing troubles to function. Many passengers are currently stranded at Dadar railway station.
Visuals from Mumbai
Signage on top of BSE building toppled due to heavy wind and incessant rain today. We are seeking help of fire brig… https://t.co/HLZ0U3KLbA— ANI (@ANI) 1596640510000
‘Please stay home and stay put’
While we’ve asked all to stay home, the police and urban/ rural local bodies staff are on streets and are braving t… https://t.co/iMbIznV1mg— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) 1596633488000
Mumbai Rains: RPF constable attempts to rescue passengers stuck in local train
A red alert has been issued for ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as heavy showers continued for over 24 hours, crippling the city’s lifelines. The IMD has forecast spells of more heavy to very heavy rainfall for today.
Mumbai Rains: Hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki’s house gets waterlogged
Aaditya Thackeray has come to the aid of Yuvraj Walmiki after the heavy Mumbai Rains led to water seeping into the hockey player’s house. Walmiki has shared this video to Twitter appealing for help.
Visuals from Pune
Waterlogging at Muslim Cemetery for Kolhapur City aka Bagal Chowk Kabrastan https://t.co/mUTB8osSCn— Pune Mirror (@ThePuneMirror) 1596627864000
Mumbai Rains: Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Road waterlogged
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Road alongside Girgaon Chowpatty is completely waterlogged due to the heavy rains in the last 48 hours. Heavy traffic jam has been reported from the Wilson College stretch.