The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed its teams in a number of locations, including Mumbai, Nagpur, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, and Mahad, Raigad, in response to the National Disaster Response Force (IMD) issuing an orange alert for severe rainfall over the following five days.
Eknath Shinde, the recently appointed chief minister of Maharashtra, gave the collectors of the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts instructions to take precautions in the aftermath of the alert. In a press release, the Chief Minister’s Office stated that “several rivers have reached the warning threshold.”
In the Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts, heavy to very heavy rains are expected from June 4 to June 8 in isolated locations, according to the orange advisory from the IMD.
For the Mumbai and Thane districts, a yellow signal has been issued, foreseeing isolated areas of heavy to very heavy rains.
Additionally, the Palghar district has received a yellow alert for the following two days and an orange alert for the following three days.
Massive floods struck the cities of Chiplun and Mahad last year, leading authorities to organise extensive rescue efforts. Landslide incidents were also reported.
Meanwhile, Mumbai had heavy rains again on Monday after a brief pause. Civic officials report that the island city experienced 21mm of rain from 8am to 6pm, compared to 17mm and 25mm of rain in the eastern and western suburbs, respectively.