- More than 400 people died due to heavy rains in Mumbai on 26 July 2005
- Mumbai Police told people – Do not go to the waterlogged areas, keep distance from the sea
Mumbai Heavy rains continue in many areas of the state including Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. Traffic has also been affected badly due to bad weather. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (MIAL) public relations officer said on Friday that flights were delayed by an average of 30 minutes due to two consecutive hours of rain in Mumbai.
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam tweeted and appealed to the people to reach home as soon as possible.
Today is July 26. In 2005, the rains in Mumbai caused havoc on this day. Some similar creepy rain is happening today. Dear Mumbaikar, wherever you are, reach home at the earliest. Do not risk. #MumbaiRains https://t.co/qUcQpkqpxA
– Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) July 26, 2019
Airport official said- nine aircraft have been diverted so far due to reduced visibility. The Mumbai Police said the city is expected to rain intermittently overnight. We request travelers not to visit the water logged areas. Keep distance from the sea. For any help, call us on 100 numbers.
Red alert issued in Palghar
According to the Meteorological Department – a red alert has been issued on July 26 and 28 in Palghar. Earlier Orange alert was issued in Mumbai and Thane. Winds at a speed of 50-60 kmph are expected in Thane, Raigad and Mumbai in the next four hours.
The whole of Mumbai was submerged in water
More than 400 people died in Mumbai in the rains on 26 July 2005. Airports and seaports, including casual units, were closed for several days. The entire city was submerged in water. 550 crores approximately The property was damaged.