Mumbai and its adjoining areas have been receiving heavy rainfall for the second consecutive day today. Heavy rains lashed several parts of Mumbai, Thane and adjoining Palghar district in Maharashtra overnight.

Several low-lying areas in Mumbai and its adjoining areas are submerged in rain water. The Met department has issued a warning for today, forecasting extremely heavy rains at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad. Citizens have been asked to avoid the coast while fire brigade and NDRF teams are ready to act in case of an emergency.  

Mumbai today woke up to heavy rainfall for the second consecutive day. Yesterday the city had recorded 268 mm of rainfall in a single day. Several low-lying areas in Thane district were submerged and tree falling incidents in Thane city and its surrounding areas were reported.

Chief of the disaster management cell of the Thane Municipal Corporation Santosh Kadam said a 15-year-old boy died in Owla village when he came into contact with a 'live' electric cable that had fallen in rainwater.

In the evening, a 90-feet compound wall of a housing society collapsed in the Pokhran Road area, damaging three cars. Chief of Disaster Control Cell of Palghar Vivekanand Kadam said in Palghar, there were cases of trees falling and also rooftops getting blown away or damaged in heavy winds.

Meanwhile, the city corporation of Mumbai has also put on vigilance fire brigade, pumping stations and operating staff at temporarily installed 300 pumping machines. Officers have also been put on vigilance in case evacuation is required in areas around rivers. Education officers have been told to keep the BMC schools prepared if any emergency situation arises and people need shelter. 

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