Mumbai rain updates in real time: Government gives advice as four districts are on red alert
LIVE updates on the Mumbai rain: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a "red alert" on Thursday for the districts of Thane, Raigad, Pune, and Palghar, anticipating heavy to very heavy rainfall. As a result, the downpour in several areas of Maharashtra is anticipated to continue on Friday. Moreover, the districts of Mumbai and Ratnagiri have received a "orange warning." Due to the IMD's red alert, authorities in Palghar and Thane have declared Friday and Saturday as holidays for schools.
At least 16 people were killed in a landslip that was brought on by the constant rain in a tribal village in the Raigad area of the state on Wednesday night. 98 people have so far been rescued, according to the news agency ANI. According to PTI, this landslip in Maharashtra is the largest since the one that occurred on July 30, 2014, near Malin Village in the Ambegaon Tehsil of the Pune District.
Eknath Shinde, the chief minister, went to the location and spoke with the rescue personnel working there. He declared that the government would pay the injured people's medical bills and that the relatives of the deceased would receive compensation payments of 5 lakh each.
Mumbai has been suffering heavy rain for a few days, and over the last two to three days, the intensity has gotten worse. More than 100 local trains have been cancelled as a result, and the city is currently experiencing significant traffic bottlenecks.
153 missing residents from the Raigad landslip
On Friday morning, the rescue and search efforts were reopened at the Irshalwadi hamlet in Maharashtra's Raigad district, where a major landslip has so far claimed at least 16 lives. Under the rubble and loose soil, approximately 119 people are thought to be trapped.
Maharashtra weather: Mumbai under a heavy rain alert; three districts have closed their schools. Top notch
The India Meteorological Department issued a rainfall warning on Thursday, outlining the weather conditions for the following five days, amid ongoing heavy rain in some areas of Maharashtra.
Mumbai and its suburbs are issued a heavy rainfall warning by BMC.
On Friday, it is expected to rain heavily in Mumbai and its suburbs with the chance of very severe rain in remote areas. Moreover, there may be sporadic gusty winds that reach 45 to 55 kmph.
Heavy rains cause Maharashtra rivers to spill above the danger limit.
The rivers in Ratnagiri's Vashishti and Jagbudi, as well as Raigad's Kundalika, Amba, Savitri, and Patalganga, have all gone over the edge. Kolhapur's Panchganga River is also very close to flooding.
Six Maharashtra districts have NDRF units deployed due to a rainfall alert.
Teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in the Maharashtra districts of Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, and Sangli in response to the rain problems.
Maharashtra schools are closed due to a "heavy" rainfall warning.
Due to the IMD's heavy rainfall warning for these districts, schools will be closed in Palghar and Thane, Maharashtra, as well as in Ambegaon, Khed, Junnar, Bhor, Purandar, Mulshi, and Maval talukas, Pune, on Friday.
Rain is expected to be "heavy" in Mumbai until tomorrow
Up till Saturday, Mumbai will continue to experience isolated patches of exceptionally heavy rainfall.
Thane, Raigad, Pune, and Palghar are all on red alert.
Due to the severe rainfall, the IMD issued red alerts in Thane, Raigad, Pune, and Palghar. In Palghar and Thane, the government has proclaimed a holiday that would last through Saturday.