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37" of rain in one day, yikes

 
 
Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 02:04 pm
Bombay is hit hard...

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/27/international/i090616D49.DTL
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 02:16 pm
When they throw a monsoon, they throw a monsoon.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 02:19 pm
amazing amount of water

i thought the most telling comment was that 100s of people are killed by the monsoon every year, even in normal times
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 02:47 pm
Thinking of the drainage problems...
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 03:50 pm
A great deal of Bombay is landfill--and a great deal more is salt marsh.

The poor live at sealevel.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2005 02:44 pm
More on the monsoon
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sakhi
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2005 01:09 am
My friend who lives in Bombay is pregnant (i think 7 months) and she'd gone to office and was trying to make her way back home thru the floods..She took a bus, which stopped after some distance...people got off but she told them she would stay in the bus for sometime - she didnt want to risk walking in waist-deep water. But then, water started coming in to the bus too...she climbed on op of the bus. People tried to help her but didnt know how. She spent quite some time there before some people from a nearby flat managed to pull her into their balcony with the help of a ladder and a few sturdy men. She stayed in their house for a couple of days and went home after the floods subsided.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2005 09:07 am
Oh, how hard that was for your friend!
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sakhi
 
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Reply Thu 1 Sep, 2005 10:03 pm
Yes it was... but Bombay teaches you how to survive...forget the floods..getting on and off the local train in bombay even on a normal day is no mean achievement..Very Happy
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