In pics: Cities in India's Maharashtra witness heavy rainfall, IMD issues alert

Updated: Jul 07, 2022, 12:01 PM(IST)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rainfall alert for numerous areas for Maharashtra, including the capital, for the next few days.  

Mumbai experienced a landside on Wednesday (July 7) that left three injured. The capital had been pummelling by heavy rains for the third day in a row. 

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Heavy rainfall since last few days

Several parts of the state have been witnessing heavy rainfall since July 4. River have been overflowing close to the danger mark in the numerous regions and low-lying areas have been flooded. 



Serious waterlogging was observed in numerous areas of Mumbai as torrential rains pounded the metropolitan city. The capital city has had torrential rain, causing parts to get flooded and affecting traffic low. 


Rivers reaching warning level

Many rivers have reached warning level in the state. The water level of the Amba, Savitri, Patalaganga, Ulhas and Garhi rivers is slight below the warning level, while the Kundalika river has crossed the level. 


Vehicles got stuck in rain

Vehicles drive through flooded street during rain showers in Mumbai, reported by AFP.


Officials taking in charge

The new chief minister, Eknath Shinde, who only assumed office a week ago, presided over a meeting of officials and urged them to be vigilant and take the necessary precautions to prevent any fatalities during the monsoon. The chief minister is keeping an eye on the situation. He gave officials the go-ahead to undertake all necessary preparations including shifting of people in vulnerable areas. 

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed 17 teams in areas of the state where there have been reports of heavy to extremely heavy rains. 


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