Among many things Mumbai is famous for, the rains of Mumbai is one of them. They are always extreme, causing severe damage to life and property. This year is no different. Let us see how.
The Indian metrological department issued a red alert as heavy rains lashed in various areas since Sunday. According to a report in the Times of India, 32 people have lost their lives and six injured following the incidents that took place in the city so far.
Up till now, the city has recorded 6.29 mm of rain. An offshore trough is moving from the Maharashtra coast to the Karnataka coast at the main sea level. Extreme heavy rainfall is likely in the next 24 hours. We have issued a red alert in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) for day one and an orange alert for July 20-23: Dr. Jayanta Sarkar, Head, IMD Mumbai.
Here are some visuals for you from this year's monsoons in Mumbai.
VIDEO: At least 34 people were killed in Mumbai, India's financial capital, after heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide and the collapse of a wall pic.twitter.com/LBsngGx7ZA— AFP News Agency (@AFP) July 19, 2021
#WATCH | Maharashtra: Fire team rescued several people stranded in different parts of Navi Mumbai due to heavy rainfall.— ANI (@ANI) July 19, 2021
"Kharghar fire station received calls from many people seeking help. We've rescued 120 people, out of which 78 were women," said Pravin Bodkhe, Fire Officer pic.twitter.com/YRF292N8df
Current situation of sanjay gandhi national park borivali mumbai Hope all animals are safe #MumbaiRains #MumbaiRains #MumbaiRainUpdate @IndiaWeatherMan @Mumbairain @MumbaiRainApp pic.twitter.com/Sxd5PLNwVR— Rahul Pandey (@scriberahul) July 19, 2021
#WATCH | A senior citizen narrowly escaped death after a locomotive train in Mumbai's Kalyan area applied emergency brakes to save the man as he was crossing the tracks. #mumbairain #MumbaiWeather #MumbaiRainUpdate @MumbaiPolice @mybmc pic.twitter.com/12jUY37BT7— Rahul P. Jobanputra Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@iRahulJobanputr) July 18, 2021
अनेकांच्या घरात पाणी घुसल्याने वस्तूंचं नुकसान झालं आहे, तसंच राहण्याची गैरसोय झाली आहे. pic.twitter.com/OKOscJaFT6— Mumbai Live (@MumbaiLiveNews) July 19, 2021
#ViralVideo : वरळी बीडीडी चाळीतील रहिवाश्यांच्या घरात दोन दिवसांच्या तुफान पावसामुळे असं पाणी घुसलं आहे, @CMOMaharashtra @mybmc #AadityaThackeray @AslamShaikh_MLA #KishoriPednekar #mumbai #mumbairains #monsoon #Monsoon2021 #MumbaiWeather #mumbairainupdates pic.twitter.com/7yF552Y2l7— Mumbai Live (@MumbaiLiveNews) July 19, 2021
#ViralVideo : मुंबईतील पंतनगरीतील एका घरात असं पाणी घुसलं मात्र त्याही परिस्थितीत कुटूंबियांनी बनवलेला हा व्हिडीओ व्हायरल होत आहे#mumbai #mumbairains #monsoon #Monsoon2021 #MumbaiWeather #mumbairainupdate #VideoViral pic.twitter.com/sjDRREikbN— Mumbai Live (@MumbaiLiveNews) July 19, 2021
As much as we love rains, these visuals somewhere break our hearts to see the loss we see every year.