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Maharashtra: Heavy rain lashes parts of Mumbai, IMD issues red alert

The Indian Metrology Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the parts of Maharashtra, such as Palghar and Raigad districts, while an orange alert for Thane, Mumbai, and Ratnagiri on Wednesday. The statement came after Mumbai, its suburbs witnessed moderate to incessant rainfall during the day.

The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team has been deployed in Palghar and Raigad in view of incessant rainfall today.

According to the reports, moderate to heavy rain is likely over the districts of Raigad, Thane, Mumbai, Palghar, and Ratnagiri during the next 3-4 hours. Sometimes strong winds are likely, the IMD said.

 On Tuesday, the IMD also issued an orange alert for Pune, in view of heavy rainfall, especially for tonight.

The India Meteorological Department, while issuing an orange alert for the Pune district, said that the heavy rainfall may be in ghat areas of the northern taluka of the district.

After the IMD statement, the local authorities in Pune have been directed to evaluate potential risks and implement necessary precautions, the Pune District Disaster Mitigation Plan said.

Ayush Prasad, Zilla Parishad CEO, Pune District said that the local authorities have been directed to evaluate the current risks and take appropriate measures.

The Raigad district has announced a holiday for all schools and colleges today in view of heavy rainfall. IMD had issued a red alert for Raigad and Palghar districts on Wednesday, indicating heavy rainfall at some places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places. And an orange alert was issued for Thane, Mumbai, and Ratnagiri districts.

The cases of leptospirosis and chikungunya were reported in Mumbai in the half month of July and surpassed the total cases that were reported in the month of June this year. According to the report on monsoon-related diseases compiled, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. BMC added the metropolis reported 104 cases of leptospirosis and 10 cases of chikungunya between July 1 and 16 compared to 97 cases of leptospirosis and 8 cases of chikungunya reported in June, the BMC further said.

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