It’s been five days since Mumbai began facing one of the heaviest monsoons the city has seen in the last decade. Major areas of the city have submerged, and the death toll in the city has risen to 27 due to walls collapsing in different parts of Mumbai. Prominent areas of Mumbai, such as Andheri, Palghar and Thane are facing the wrath of the rains. While the rains are causing massive, air, rail, road transport disruptions, people are making the situation known through social media.
Apart from offering constant help to people in need and offering shelter online, the netizens of Mumbai have taken to Twitter and are sharing videos of the flood situation in the city as a tale of caution.
For a city which provides 30% of income tax collections in the country, 6% of the GDP and having over $380 billion economy - what is provided back to citizens is sheer garbage. #MumbaiRainspic.twitter.com/L3a17MC89B
The city’s priority is to stay safe through this difficult time. They are being advised to conserve electricity and gas and avoid driving/swimming through the flooded water. Mumbaikars should also boil water before consumption and wear mosquito repellent creams in order to avoid diseases like Malaria. It is also advisable to avoid eating outside food as it may be contaminated by the flood or rainwater.
The Mumbai Police and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have shared helpline numbers for different wards of the city to help Mumbaikars.