Friday, July 10, 2009

Warning for Mumbaikairs

Dear Friends,

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 Mumbaites, New Mumbaites and Thaneites as possible

Floods - 2009: Mumbai
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)
24 June 2009 Wednesday 1:41 4.95
25 June 2009 Thursday 2:24 PM 4.97
23 July 2009 Thursday 1:23 PM 5.01
24 July 2009 Friday 2:03 PM 5.05
25 July 2009 Saturday 2:43 PM 4.94

It is heard that BMC 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.

Mumbaites are, therefore, requested to cooperate with the administration by restricting their movements and certainly not to take their vehicles out on the roads these days.

There are speculations about very high waves on 22 July 2009 due to solar eclipse. Public should, therefore, keep away from the beaches that day.

Also, please advise your friends and relatives outside Mumbai not to plan a trip to Mumbai on these days.

Mumbaites are, therefore, requested to cooperate with the administration by restricting their movements and certainly not to take their vehicles out on the roads these days.

2 comments:

Jaadi said...

Thanks Kiran. Trying to spread the message

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Temporary solutions.
But when will be permanent solutions.