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Old 29th August 2017, 17:01   #1
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Guys,

News reports are stating this might be a repeat of the monstrous 2005 floods. Stay indoors, stay safe. If you're at home, don't move. If you're at work, make arrangements close by. It's going to be a long night.

This is how the roads are looking. Either jammed or shut down. Even the Sealink has been closed due to poor visibility:
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Received the following images as whatsapp forward. Its raining here too in Vadodara and heard that A'bad too is getting drenched.

Friends and relatives in Mumbai are sharing information that they are stuck as railway is grounded due to water logging. Some are stuck at hospitals. Came to know that some offices were given off pretty quickly in the morning itself.

Stay safe guys and be alert. Learnt this the hard way in what was around 1/10 rain of what Mumbai is getting right now.
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Also, don't get stuck in your car. If the water level rises too high, get out before you're trapped in!
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Take care guys, park your cars at higher spots and stay putt inside house / offices etc. Also try picking up some essential rations and water just in case. Hope this thing moves on fast without any further damages to people and property.
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Rains greatly reduced in Vile Parle area here. Water levels on roads receeding quickly. Trains still shut down.
If cars/bikes are parked in water logged area avoid trying to start them today. Let water completely drain from the engine bay before trying to crank the ignition.
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Stay safe guys. The risk of going out is not worth it unless absolutely necessary.
Hope the weatherman's prediction for more rain is wrong.
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Just got the news about heavy rains in Mumbai and warning of more rains by IMD. Stay safe guys and step out only if necessary!!

There have been a few whatsapp messages about food and tea available for stranded people in major areas.
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Stay safe folks. The rains will affect Mumbai and Gujarat pretty badly. The latest INSAT picture does not give any hopes that this will recede any sooner.

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For Mumbaikars, facing such deluge is not something new and I hope they have prepared themselves for this.

I have had few friends message back so say their folks are scattered across locations, unable to get any commuter service to get back home; major connecting roads closed (Including Sea-Link), train services partially cancelled.
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I left from Andheri, airport road at 3:45 by bike and reached home (Bandra East) at around 6:15pm, the entire Western Express Highway was in a mess, especially the Santacruz flyover. Cars were not moving even by an inch. Luckily i had my bike today, be safe people, and be calm. I saw people quarrelling even in this situation. Everyone wants to be home ASAP, so be calm and avoid fights.
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All the concerned people please be safe and stay indoors with all essentials and supplies in place.

Air India airlines has removed cancellation charges on date-change and no-shows to-and-fro mumbai.

Might help people who have planned their travel. Take care.
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Please be safe people, reach out to #mumbairains on twitter if You need or can offer help.
God be with all.
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Thankfully the high tide is now receding, which should help the flooded areas.

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Stay safe and stay dry. Go out only if there is an emergency. God bless.

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Got these numbers on what's app if any of you guys a stuck in the below mentioned areas.



*Mumbai Alert*

In case you are stuck due to heavy rains, please feel free to contact the Rotaract volunteers for shelter:

*Thane*:
Urvi Shah - 8850187121

*Kandivali*:
Renuka Sannake - 7208474467

*Borivali*:
Saloni Modi - 9029302110

*Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur*- Pankaj Khatwani - 9022865968

*Dahisar* :
Siddhant Bhide - 9820480193

*mulund*
Nikhil 9867010640

*Matunga*
Jheel- 9833807997

*Mira Road*
Yash - 7738971397

*Mira Road*
Pallavi - 8898271930

*Charni Road*
Anuj- 9967470366

*Santacruz West*
Ronak - 7977981200

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Some glaring facts:

If the rains as on date (28 - 29/08/2017) or as on 26/07/2005 had occurred about 100 years ago, the rain water would have simply drained itself into the Arabian Sea and disappeared. Bombay had a limited and controlled growth then.

The metro has grown several folds since then, with a multiplying population and a manifold rise in the numbers of civil structures, unauthorised settlements and slums proliferating in every direction. The ill-planed growth and mushrooming of slums and other unauthorised settlements and encraochments, scrapyards, buildings, industries and many avoidable entities along the banks of the Mithi River ( the sole major storm water drain (SWD) for the metro) also bringing along with all the garbage, filth, refuse and all sorts of waste, accumulating along the river's course are signs of the total decay that has set in. The river's ability to drain out any massive precipitation has been drastically reduced.

The metro's storm water drainage system comprises a complicated mix of simple drains, creeks and ponds though. But despite these aiding the SWD system, the metro is fully dependent upon the Mithi river to drain such unprecedented deluges.

High tides aggravate the whole situation and cause a major worry during such deluge.

Unless the Mithi river is fully desilted and unless its passage is cleared, such woes will continue to haunt the hapless Mumbaikars.

Many exercises are undertaken by the concerned authorities and massive amounts are spent, but these on the paper look very rosy. The ground situation is quite different and this manifests its ugly, destructive and harmful fangs only when such catastrophies occur !

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I was stuck along the thane belapur road for almost 3 hours. The ongoing flyover construction and the resulting bottlenecks caused the jam running into several kms . The area in front of mindspace , airoli looked like a mini river. The water levels were knee deep, I had to keep my car to the extreme right to avoid water getting inside.
It was utter chaos on the roads , many people were walking or rather wading on the flooded road and pavement.
The roads thane belapur , sion panvel are all damaged and most places have deep potholes.
I don't understand why they cannot ever make a proper road.
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