Over 5 Meter High Tide May Hit Mumbai

With a high tide alert this week in Mumbai, civic officials have warned of high tides up to 5 metres and above and if heavy rains return, they could throw the city out of gear, said a report on CNN-IBN.

But with intermittent showers and strong winds on Wednesday and Thursday, the city seems to have braved the high tides for now, the report added.

During high tide, aeas such Worli, Koliwada, Versova and Geeta Nagar and Cuffe parade near the coast were flooded as sea water entered many homes.

A wall collapse at the Mayor’s bungalow sent authorities into a tizzy and over 50 pumping machines were on standby to tackle flooding in low-lying areas.

BMC officials however insist there’s no reason to panic and that they were all geared up for any emergency arising out of the situation.

BMC Commissioner, Jairaj Phatak said, “We will evacuate people living in low-lying areas if high tide indeed sets in.”

Mumbaikars are not taking any chances though and those who have seen the July 2005 deluge are opting to stay indoors.

With July 24 expected to see high tide of 5.05 meters, the highest for this monsoon, authorities have advised citizens to take necessary precautions.

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