Situation much under control: BMC chief on Mumbai Floods

Posted August 31, 2017

Monsoon rains have killed at least five people, including two toddlers, in Mumbai as India's financial capital ground to a halt under flooding.

Mumbai: Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds for second consecutive day pummelled Mumbai and adjoining areas, severely affecting rail, road and air services and throwing life out of gear.

Mumbai: Flight operations in Mumbai remain affected for another day as the city is still reeling under the turbulence of incessant rains on Tuesday.

Mumbai has met a paralysing downpour in the past 24 hours, with the Indian Meteorological Department predicting heavy showers for the next 48 hours.

City managers have warned of additional power cuts across the metropolitan area if flood waters continue to rise.

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When he did not arrive for regular roll call Monday, officers called his wife, who said she had not seen him since Sunday. Acevedo said the floodwaters remained too treacherous to attempt a recovery, but that officers kept watch over the area.

Mumbaikars were brought to their knees on Tuesday, as torrential rain pounded the metropolis, inundating almost the entire island and its suburbs, crippling normal life and bringing back unpleasant memories of the July 26, 2005 deluge.

Local train services in Mumbai in most of the lines have resumed while more buses have been pressed in for the convenience of people who are still stranded.

A man wades through a waterlogged street following heavy rains in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

No substantial rainfall has been reported from any part of the city or outskirts and the morning was bright and skies looked less cloudy.

The otherwise efficient Western Railway cut a sorry figure as it was forced to cancel scores of trains and operate its services behind schedule.

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Much later in the night, even the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party and other party activists also joined in the relief efforts.

People in need of help can dial 100 or send message on the city police's twitter handle for assistance, another official said. "Many of our people didn't go home last night and some left for home this morning".

According to reports, Mumbai recorded more than 125mm or 5inches of rain till the afternoon, which is about ten times more than the yearly average.

Like clockwork, Mumbai, the maximum city has once again managed to get into a fight with the rain gods, and like always, they seem to have an upper hand.

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