July last week seems to be a bad time for Mumbai.
Exactly four years ago, in 2005 July, Mumbai saw its worst ever floods. This year, it could be a re-enactment of the catastrophe. Local Weather office predicts High tides of more than 4.5 meters during the last week of July.
Mumbai will see the "Tide of the Century" on 24-Jul-09. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has indicated the possibility of a high tide of 5.01m & 5.05m on 23rd and 24th July 2009 respectively.
Incidentally, this year, the South West Monsoon was delayed by more than a couple of weeks now. Normally, the monsoon hits Mumbai by first week of June. This time, Mumbai didnt see a rain drop till 20th of June.
Low lying areas of Mumbai are prone to flooding if it rains heavily. Sometimes they could experience flooding even with moderate rains
Civic authorities called for better preparedness and closer co-ordination among government bodies, corporate & general public to minimize the impact of the catastrophe. Mumbai May Face Flood Like Situation Similar To 2005
Here is a List Of Flood Prone Areas:
Bharat Mata (Lalbaug)
Bimbisar Nagar (Goregaon)
Kalpana Theatre Junction (Kurla)
Narayan Nagar (Ghatkopar)
Bombay oxygen Nullah (Mulund)
Kranti Nagar (Kurla)
Usha Nagar (Bhandup-Nahur)
Chirag Nagar (Ghatkopar)
LBS Road (Andheri)
Veena Nagar (Mulund)
ESIS Colony (Mulund)
Mumbaites are advised to be aware of the potential flooding zones & avoid walking / travelling through any flooded routes.
More importantly, Rely on authentic information & don’t spread rumors!