Mumbai flooded by tidal waves even as Monsoon plays hide and seek

Sudden tidal waves on Thursday inundated several parts of the maximum city taking the authorities and the people by surprise.

Updated: Jun 12, 2014, 23:18 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: Sudden tidal waves on Thursday inundated several parts of the maximum city taking the authorities and the people by surprise. Coastal Maharashtra was also flooded by the waves.

As per reports, tidal waves which reached upto 4.37 metres high lashed the shores of the economic capital of India. The scenes were repeated in coastal areas of the state like Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg today noon.

Low-lying roads, residential areas and and so on were inundated with waves in several parts of the city like Colaba, Nariman Point, Girgaum Chowpatty, Worli and Shivaji Park. On the other hand huge waves hit the beaches at Juhu, Versova and Gorai, according to officials.
While some of the vehicles were trapped due to the events, may residents panicked and scrambled for safety.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) was caught unawares and later issued a warning today evening saying that Mumbai may face similar huge tidal waves till June 18.

The MCGM has also warned locals against going out in the Arabian Sea for the next one week.
Due to the tidal waves many fishing vessels in ports of Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg suffered damages. However, there were no casualties.