Monday, March 1, 2021
Home News Reports Mumbai faces massive flooding and destruction due to heavy rain, rainfall in one day...

Mumbai faces massive flooding and destruction due to heavy rain, rainfall in one day exceeds the season’s average

The Colaba observatory recorded 293.8 mm rain till 8:30 PM on Wednesday that was the highest rainfall recorded in 46 years

Heavy rainfall in 24-hour span has caused major floods and destruction in Mumbai. The winds reached a top speed of 100 kmph, trees were uprooted, cranes deployed in construction work got damaged, hoardings were torn down and the water gushed in houses across Mumbai. The Colaba observatory recorded 293.8 mm rain till 8:30 PM on Wednesday that was the highest rainfall recorded for the month of August in 46 years.

The annual seasonal average rain for Mumbai is 2,206.4 mm. The city so far has received 2,319.7 mm rain. On Wednesday night, PM Modi also posted a tweet assuring the residents of the City that centre will provide all possible support. He talked to CM Uddhav Thackeray for the same.

The city received the heaviest rain during the nine-hour period of 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The observatory reported 229.6 mm rainfall that was highest recorded in the last 22 years. The iconic signage mounted on the top of the Bombay Stock Exchange also got damaged due to rain and strong winds. Ashish Chauhan posted a photo of the damaged signboard and wrote, “The signage on top of the BSE building toppled due to very heavy wind and incessant rain today. We are seeking the help of fire brigade to ensure that the signage doesn’t fall to the ground and injure any one or create property damage for any one. Please bear with us.”

Damaged BSE sign board

Around 200 passengers were stuck in waterlogged areas including railway stations who were rescued by the NDRF team. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has reviewed the situation in Mumbai and the adjoining regions including Palghar that has received 383.1 mm rain in 24 hours.

Media agencies and Netizens posted several videos showing the devastation rains have caused in Mumbai.

Mumbai Mirror shared a video of a house that was flooded by rainwater that entered via the kitchen window.

A user shared grim video showing JJ Hospital flooded with rain water.

In another video, a tree was seen waving vigrously due to high intensity wind.

A user shared video in which someone was satirically saying, “it feels like being in Itlay.”

This is the first time since 2005 Mumbai floods that the city has received such devastating rainfall.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Gujarat 2002: Never forget the carnage and how the media and andolanjeevis perpetuated the ‘Dara Hua Musalman’ bogey

Never forget that the 'liberals' propagated 'Dara Hua Musalman' narrative while piggybacking on the dead bodies of 59 Hindus killed by Muslim mob.

Assamese gamosa, South-Indian nurse and Bharat-made COVAXIN: PM Modi’s vaccine symbolism is bound to burn ‘liberals’

Opting for COVAXIN, PM Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi

The assault on Gopal Mazumdar’s mother is a reminder of the brutal Sainbari massacre, where a mother was force-fed the blood of her sons

During the Sainbari attack, the newborn child of the family was thrown into the fire, and eyes of the elder son were gouged out. Two Sain brothers and a private tutor were brutally murdered.

After Muslim mob set a train on fire in Godhra in 2002, did Hindu mob rape a Muslim woman, slit her stomach and flung...

While Kauser’s death was unfortunate, the lies surrounding it only fanned the bitterness in an already embittered environment.

PM Modi takes the first dose of Made-in-India Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN vaccine as second phase of Covid-19 vaccination starts

PM Modi waited for the second phase of vaccination to begin as while he is a senior citizen, the first phase of vaccination was for frontline workers, like doctors, nurses and others who are more vulnerable to catching the virus.

Madhya Pradesh is preparing to change the names of Bhopal, Idgah Hills, Obedullahganj, Begumganj and others: Report

The BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh is preparing to change the names of numerous places at once, which includes Bhopal.

Recently Popular

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

‘I’m Akhlaq you killed for one cow’: Islamic terror outfit Jaish-ul-Hind claims responsibility for placing bombs outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence

In the threat message that is addressed to the Ambanis, the Jaish-Ul-Hind terrorists said, "Next time the SUV will ram into your fat kids car you if don't agree to the demands now".

“A contest between my ball and your ball”: Netizens in splits after comments of Harsha Bhogle go viral

Harsha Bhohgle said that a cricket contest should be between bat and ball, not between bat and bat or ball and ball

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.

Congress IT cell passes off old images of left parties rally to claim lakhs of people attended their rally in Bengal

Several Congress shared images of a political rally claiming lakhs of people had gathered in Kolkata for a Congress rally

Ram Mandir donation crosses the Rs 2,100 crore mark, exceeds estimated collection

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust had anticipated that it might receive around Rs 1,100 crore for building the Ram temple complex as it launched the crowdfunding campaign on January 15.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us