Friday, May 22, 2009

[FAO] Floods - 2009 : Mumbai - Warning

Floods in Mumbai are attributable to simultaneous occurrence of rainfall and high tides. If the rainfall is in excess of 200 mm in a day (24 hrs) the floods can occur anytime irrespective of the tides. However, if there is moderate rainfall but the tides are in excess of 4.50 meters at the same time, the city of Mumbai is sure to get flooded.  
Accordingly, heavy floods are anticipated on the
following days in Mumbai, if there is excessive rainfall at the time of high tides, since the tides are extremely high on these days:







Height of Tide  


24 June 2009  




1:41 PM  




25 June 2009  




2:24 PM  




23 July 2009  




1:23 PM  




24 July 2009  




2:03 PM  




25  July 2009  




2:43 PM  




B MC has already planned to keep the schools closed on 24 July 2009 since the tide level is record high of last 100 years on this day. Mumbaikars are, therefore, requested to cooperate with the administration by restricting their movements and certainly not to take their vehicles out on the roads these days.
Also, please advise your friends and relatives outside Mumbai not to plan a trip to Mumbai on these days.
Pre-warning helps one to be prepared for emergencies. Emergency Preparedness helps in preventing personal disasters. Be prepared to take care of your family, especially the children. Kindly dissipate the Flood Warning given below to as many Mumbaites, Navi Mumbaites and Thaneites as possible

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