The city of Mumbai is experiencing a heavy downpour of monsoon rains in the last two days. While there have been cases of waterlogging, train delays and accidents due to the heavy downpour in the past one month, there is one thing that Mumbaikars can never forget in their monsoon memories is the floods of year 2005. On 26th July 2005, the maximum city of Mumbai was severely crippled in the rain waters. Parts of the city were submerged in accumulated waters for not a few hours but an entire day or two. There was no electricity, no network and everything literally came to a standstill. Today the incident completes 14 years and as the city once again faces a heavy downpour, people on social media are reminded of the severity of these floods. Mumbai Rains Live News Updates, Traffic And Local Train Status For Today, July 26, 2019: Heavy Rains Continue to Lash Mumbai, Water-Logging Reported At Some Places.
In 2005, over a thousand people lost their lives. Many others were stranded, forced to wade back home through flooded waters. The eighth heaviest-ever recorded 24-hour rainfall figure of 944 mm lashed the city very badly. Mumbai has faced extreme monsoon situations but 26 July 2005 was a bad memory for everyone. 14 years later, people take to Twitter to discuss the possibility of a similar situation arising today, as heavy rains continue since this afternoon.
Check Tweets of People Discussing 26 July Rainfall in Mumbai:
Rains return with force
Mumbai is such a powerful city that it brings back the moment when it feels nostalagic. It's 26 July, guys! Mumbai Rains had to return with all their force.
— Bhoomika Wadhwani (@Bhoomikaaaaaa) July 26, 2019
Stay safe Mumbaikars
Rains worthy of 26 JULY........stay safe people.
— Rohan mayekar (@mayekarohan) July 26, 2019
Crazy rains in Ghatkopar. Reminds me of 26 July when whole Mumbai was flooded!! Everyone be safe and help each other where needed. Pls be helpful & kind to everyone. #MumbaiRains
— TheUnrealJoker ® (@TheUnrealJoker_) July 26, 2019
Discussing the tough times back then
Today is July 26, this day 14 years ago rains transformed #Mumbai roads into rivers and created quite an arduous journey to reach home. What are your memories from this day, were you stuck in the rains, how did you manage to reach safe shelter? Lets's share
— Madhu (@arian_earthling) July 26, 2019
I walked all the way from Vidyavihar to Powai as train stopped from Matunga to Vidyavihar. 8 hours journey on foot. Made it home that very day..
— Abhishek Srivastava (@sriabh) July 26, 2019
Reminding of the date!
मुंम्बई की झमाझम ने आज दिन में दो हार याद दिलाया कि आज की तारीख #26July है।
— Ranjeet S Shrinet ਰਣਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਸ਼੍ਰਨੇਟ (@Ranjeetjs) July 26, 2019
— Satya Pandey (@bioSatya) July 26, 2019
Some also remembered the spirit of the city how some braved the rains in 2005 and others helped out those in need of help. People opened their doors to shelter the stranded ones, while others stepped out to provide food and water to those in need. It is indeed a painful memory for every citizen of the city who braced the heavy downpour. And as once again heavy rains keep the date of July 26 with the city, people cannot help but relive the memories. Stay safe, Mumbaikars!
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