- Rainfall may increase over coastal Karnataka, Goa, south Maharashtra
- Officers asked to keep schools open at all times for shelter
- Civic agency BMC has cancelled the leaves of all its senior officials
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC, which looks after Mumbai's civic needs, has taken a number of precautionary measures with the met department predicting extremely heavy rainfall between Saturday and Monday.
On Thursday, fishermen were warned against going too far out into the sea.
Heavy rain has also been forecast for coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra.
Schools will be kept open at all times for shelter if there is flooding, said the civic body BMC.
The BMC has cancelled the leaves of all its senior officials to prepare for any emergency. Three teams of National Disaster Response Force or NDRF will be stationed at Parel, Mankhurd (for eastern suburbs) and Andheri Sports Complex (for western suburbs). They are equipped with walkie-talkies and flood rescue material.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)
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