‘Never seen anything like this after July 26, 2005’: Mumbai residents after heavy rain
It’s raining heavily in Mumbai, where the weather bureau has forecast heavy downpour on Tuesday and Wednesday. A red alert has been issued for these two days. The rain continued through the night and people in many localities woke up to severe waterlogging. Many Mumbai residents took to Twitter to post pictures and videos of the extremely heavy rain. Some of them claim that they haven’t seen anything like this since July 26, 2005, when extremely heavy rainfall resulted in floods which killed nearly 1,000 people. “Oh no! Not again!!” posted a user Sakshi Arora. She used a hastag #MumbaiRains along with her tweet.
“The state of Mumbai currently! Many places broke record of 200mm just in 4 hours,” posted another user Shalom Tellis.
Another user Habib Khan posted a video of himself driving on the Western Express highway. “Travelling on western express highway. Never seen anything like this after 26th july 2005..#MumbaiRains. Stay safe.. stay indoors,” he said.