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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Another Wet Day - Update at 8.30 am

It has rained all night. Heavy to very heavy showers and gusty winds expected again in the next 48 hours. Expected rainfall is in the range of 100-120 mm today. The government has asked people to stay home and not venture out. All educational institutes closed - and many offices are declaring a holiday. My husband's been busy on the phone with his colleagues, asking them not to leave for work, as they are keeping the office closed today.

Reliance Energy which supplies power to the suburbs is coming under a lot of flak as in some areas like Sakinaka and Kalina they have been unable to restore power supply since Tuesday. Their meters are under 5 - 15 feet of water. It is frightening to think that these areas have been in the dark since Tuesday, July 26th.

BPL mobile subscribers last evening received SMS from the police commissioner :
"Due to heavy rains, water logging likely in city n suburbs. Pls donot travel unless absolutely essential. Police Commissioner, Mumbai"

Visibility at airports is really low, so there is a chance flights will be disrupted.

CNBC report that stock exchanges will be kept open today.