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19 Sep 2019 | 11:42 AM UTC

India: Red alert issued due to heavy rains in the Mumbai Region September 19

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Heavy rain prompts red weather alert to be issued in the Mumbai region September 19; commercial disruptions and more flooding likely over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Mumbai

Event

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red weather alert for Mumbai and its surroundings for Thursday, September 19. The IMD forecast more than 204 mm (8 in) of rain in 24 hours, starting on Thursday morning (local time). Extremely heavy rainfall is expected to continue in the Raigad area on Friday, September 20.

The Education Ministry ordered all schools in Thane, Konkan, and Mumbai region to remain closed.

Further disruptions, including commercial and transportation disruptions, are likely in the coming days.

Context

Heavy rain and flooding are relatively common during the summer monsoon, which usually hits India from July to September. Between Sunday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 18,  a record-breaking 984.3 mm (38.7 in) of rain fell in Mumbai.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected areas are advised to keep abreast of the situation, confirm flight reservations, avoid areas directly hit by flooding, and adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities or their home governments.

Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater or chemical products; all items having come into contact with the water should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded. Be aware that the risk of contracting water- and mosquito-borne diseases tends to rise after periods of heavy rainfall.

 

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