IMD Scales Down Alert in Mumbai; Flood like Situation in Karnataka

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  • IMD revises alert in Mumbai, orange alert in place now.
  • Mumbai recorded 28.08 mm of average rainfall until Friday 8 am.
  • Karnataka's Udipi District witness flood like situation

New Delhi: The IMD on Saturday brought down the red alert to orange in Mumbai, Thane and Phalgar districts. However, the red alert remains unchanged for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in the coastal Konkan region.

After a heavy downpour for four days, the city got a respite from heavy showers on July 8th, Friday. Mumbai and the eastern and western suburbs recorded an average rainfall of 28.08 mm, 32.64 mm and 51.96 mm.

Due to the red alert, five teams of the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) were deployed in the metropolis and the civic body was also geared up to face any eventuality.

Meanwhile, a flood-like situation prevailed in several districts of southwestern state Karnataka. Badakere Village of the Udupi district was inundated as the residents are forced to wade into the waters or use a boat to reach their destinations. The IMD had issued red alerts in some parts of the state.

CM Bommai chaired a meeting with officials and made available Rs 735 crores for the Deputy commissioners of the 13 districts for rescue and relief operations. Reportedly, control rooms are also being set up while the state police force has been directed to stay available round-the-clock. He further declared that in cases of damage to the house, an immediate compensation of Rs 10,000 will be paid. The Zilla Panchayat engineers have been directed to inspect houses and assess the damage. The compensation will be paid in accordance with the categories of the damage which have been classified into three categories.

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