IMD issues ‘orange alert’ for Mumbai

After Ganesh Chathurthi began on a damp note, Mumbai today woke up to a wet morning and witnessed water-logging in many areas as heavy rains continued to lash the city.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation PRO said, “In wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for rest of the day, schools shall remain closed on Wednesday. Principals of schools where students are already in, are requested to take precautions and ensure that they are sent back home carefully and safely.”

IMD has forecasted heavy rain at isolated places in Mumbai till September 6. An ‘orange alert’ with forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for September 6, one of the days for Ganesh Visarjan.

Mumbai police’s tweet read: “IMD authorities have indicated high rainfall weather for Mumbai and other adjoining districts for the next two days. Please take adequate precautions and ensure safety. Dial 100 in case of an emergency. Take care Mumbai.” Water-logging occurred in the areas near Mumbai’s King Circle railway station and Gandhi market.

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