Mumbai Flood Warning


Well-Known Member
Nov 12, 2008
Hey guys this is especially for Mumbaikars or visitors coming to Mumbai during this monsoon. This was circulated via email by TOPSLINE.

Pre-warning helps one to be prepared for emergencies. Emergency Preparedness helps in preventing personal disasters. Be prepared to take care of your family, especially the children. Kindly dissipate the Flood Warning given below to as many in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane as possible.

Floods in Mumbai are attributable to simultaneous occurrence of rainfall and high tides. If the rainfall is in excess of 200 mm in a day (24 hrs) the floods can occur anytime irrespective of the tides. However, if there is moderate rainfall but the tides are in excess of 4.50 meters at the same time, the city of Mumbai is sure to get flooded.

Accordingly, heavy floods are anticipated on the following days in Mumbai, if there is excessive rainfall at the time of high tides, since the tides are extremely high on these days: -

Date Day Time Height of Tide (Meters)
23 July 2009 Thursday 1:23 PM 5.01
24 July 2009 Friday 2:03 PM 5.05 (Highest in 100 yrs)
25 July 2009 Saturday 2:43 PM 4.94

While Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has apparently undertaken measures to improve the city's disaster management capabilities, it is imperative for individuals & corporate's to review their preparedness for responding effectively.

The prominent flood prone areas are as mentioned below:-

Kranti Nagar - Kurla, Juhu, Milan Subway, Malad subway, LBS Road (Andheri), Veena Nagar (Mulund), ESIS colony (Mulund), Chirag Nagar (Ghatkoper), Gajarband (Kurla), Bombay Oxygen Nullah (Mulund), Bimbisar Nagar (Goregaon), Ghatkoper, Vikroli, Bhandup, Nahur, Kalpana Theatre Junction (Kurla), Usha Nagar (Bhandup - Nahur), Lower Parel & Bharat Mata (Lalbaug).

Municipal authorities has already planned to keep the schools closed on 24 July 2009 since the tide level is record high of last 100 years on this day.


Before: - Restrict all non essential travel on critical days. Advise inbound travellers as well. Familiarize yourself and family / colleagues with warning signs, alert systems & designated high land areas. Be aware of the potential flooding zones and the evacuation routes. Keep all the emergency contact numbers handy. Stock food, drinking water and other essential emergency supplies. Dispose all garbage and inform public authorities of any clogged drainage. Teach children, how and when to call first responders and train them on flood response drills.

During: - Turn off the electric supply. Using the available source of communication, intimate your family members. Use battery operated radio to get latest emergency information. If instructed by authorities to evacuate, do so immediately. If standed in a vehicle, exit the vehicle and move to a higher land. Avoid walking / tracelling through any flooded routes. Avoind unnecessary calling on Emergency Contact Numbers. Rely on authentic information & don't spread rumours.

After: - Don't return / enter your home until authorities declare it safe. Help neighbours who may need assistance. Watch out for poisonous insects and reptiles. Beware of loose electrical wires. Beware of water borne diseases. Go for Medical checkups if exposed to flood waters. Discard any food item which has been in contact with the flood water. Contact your insurance company for claims. Consult a crisis counsellor in case of post traumatic stress syndrome.

Emergency Contact Details:-

Master Help Line - 108.
Mumbai Police - 100.
Fire Brigade - 101.
Central Complaint Registration System - 1916.
Medical Emergency - 101.
TOPSLINE Emergency Response Service - 1252.
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