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15 juill. 2020 | 16h24 UTC

India: Subway closures and disruptions following heavy rainfall in Mumbai July 15

India Alerte de sécurité

Authorities report heavy rainfall causes subway closures and road disruptions in Mumbai on July 15; further heavy rain forecast; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 15/7/2020, 12h00 until 18/7/2020, 11h59 (Indian/Mahe). COUNTRY/REGION Mumbai

Event

Heavy rainfall caused water-logging, subway closures, and disruption across Mumbai on Wednesday, July 15. The Andheri Subway and the Khar Subway have both been closed to traffic as a result of the heavy rainfall. Additionally, the Western Express Highway (WEH) also reported traffic snarls in close proximity of Samta Nagar, Andheri, Vile Parle, and Santacruz. Water-logging has also been reported across the city including in Dadar Tram Terminus (TT), Mahim Junction, and Khetwadi. Several roads have been closed as a result.

An orange alert has been issued in Mumbai by the Indian Meteorological Department for Wednesday, July 15, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

Flooding, landslides, and transportation and business disruptions, as well as disruptions to power and communications services, are expected in the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in Mumbai are advised to monitor local weather reports in the near term, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate power and transportation disruptions, and avoid wading or driving through floodwater; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult

 

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