Comparing 24 hours record ,Mumbai received Second Highest Rainfall since 1974
- by Disha-Gavandi
- Jul 03, 2019 10:48
According to the report till date the rainfall in the last 24-hour period before 8.30 am Tuesday was the highest rainfall after one that fell on the July 26, 2005 deluge in Mumbai,The rainfall during the last 24-hour period was 375.2 mm, said the official,by recording data from the Santa Cruz-based Mumbai Regional Centre of the IMD.Before the 2005 flooding of Mumbai, the highest rainfall in 24 hours in the metropolis was on July 5, 1974. The rainfall recorded by the Santa Cruz observatory on that day was also 375.2 mm.
Rain took 27 lives in Maharashtra, including 18 in a wall collapse in Mumbai. The authorities have declared a holiday Tuesday in the city for school,colleges and offices and adjoining regions, asking people to avoid stepping out of their houses without any emergency.
Eighteen people were killed and over 50 injured due to the collapse of wall in Malad, Mumbai early Tuesday following heavy rains.Even in Pune, six labourers were killed and three injured after a wall collapsed in Ambegaon area late Monday night. A wall collapse in Kalyan in Thane district early Tuesday killed three people,according to the survey.