That’s right. The IMD has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad today, June 28, 2023, due to heavy rains. Orange alert indicates heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at a few places.
The IMD has also forecast heavy rains for the rest of the week in these areas. Citizens are advised to take precautions and stay safe during this time.
Here are some tips for staying safe during heavy rains:
- Avoid going out if possible.
- If you must go out, be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to avoid accidents.
- Stay away from flooded areas.
- If you are caught in a flood, move to higher ground and stay there until the water recedes.
- Listen to the radio or TV for updates on the weather and road conditions.
- Be prepared for power outages.
- Have a first-aid kit on hand.
- Stay hydrated and avoid drinking tap water if it is contaminated.
Please stay safe and dry during this time of heavy rains.