Mumbai rains: Stay indoors, abandon cars if needed, police tell residents

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mumbai-rainsMumbai has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Saturday morning, with the regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba predicting the situation to remain the same for next 24 hours.

Lives of Mumbaikars have come to a standstill while incessant rains continue to lash the city. Locals are stranded in crowded buses and trains. Civic authorities have asked people to keep indoors and not wade through dirty brown waters to offices. At some places, vehicles can barely be seen above water.

However, the Mumbai police has not only been on it’s toes helping people, but has also been continously giving updates through social media.

Here are a few tips by the Mumbai police to keep yourself safe as heavy showers continue to choke the city:

Mumbai Police ✔ @MumbaiPolice
If you are stuck on the road , kindly dial 100 or contact us on Twitter. We will assist you #MumbaiRains

Mumbai Police ✔ @MumbaiPolice
If D water on D roads is heading up to the level of your tyres, please abandon the car. Being on your 2 feet may be uncomfortable but safer

Mumbai Police ✔ @MumbaiPolice
If you are still at work, don’t panic and leave. A little delay & planned travel may help you better #CheckRoutes #MumbaiRains

Mumbai Police ✔ @MumbaiPolice

Stay indoors as far as possible.Move out only if it is very important. Due to waterlogged roads,Traffic not moving and slow at most places

Mumbai Police ✔ @MumbaiPolice
Avoid going towards BKC and Bandra East. Heavy water logging expected #MumbaiRains

Mumbai Police ✔ @MumbaiPolice
High tide of 3.32mts at 16:30 Avoid waterfronts,sitting on tetrapods or on promenades. Pls cooperate with policemen on duty #MumbaiRains