Mumbai Rains: ‘High alert’ in Palghar after heavy rainfall
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On Monday, the district collector of Palghar issued a "high alert" in 27 villages on the banks of the Surya river after the area received heavy rainfall. The District Collector also has put entire Palghar on high alert after it received incessant rainfall.

District collector Dr Prashant Narnaware told the Indian Express, "We have issued alert to villages, although no village has gone under water. The alert is issued along with the irrigation department." The Meteorological Department warned of "extremely heavy" rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on July 2, 4 and 5. A few places in Mumbai could get heavy to very heavy rainfall Monday and Tuesday, it added. Private weather agency Skymet said Mumbai is at "serious risk of flooding" between July 3 and 5.

The police also issued alert to residents to not cross bridges with water on them and refrain from entering water bodies on the district. The district received an average rainfall of 220.4mm between Sunday night and Monday morning. Talasari recorded 321.1mm rainfall on Monday followed by Dahanu at 285.6mm. Palghar recorded 280.3mm rainfall on Monday. In the 24 hours from 8.30 am on Sunday, Dahanu recorded 298.6mm and Palghar 340mm. In June, the district received 418.2mm rain, which is near normal for the month.

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