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Published on November 21, 2008

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BLACK TUESDAY : BLACK TUESDAY BLACK TUESDAY 26TH JULY 2005, MUMBAI,(MH) : 26TH JULY 2005, MUMBAI,(MH) On this date clouds burst on MUMBAI. Mumbai came to an abrupt halt on 26th July, as unprecedented heavy rains stopped rail and bus traffic, silenced mobiles and land lines and tripped power lines. All areas in Mumbai badly affected by the flooding. WHY? : WHY? The floods were caused by the eighth heaviest ever recorded 24-hour rainfall figure of 944 mm (37.2 inches) The drainage system is clogged at several places. Uncontrolled, unplanned development of buildings which are affecting d flow of water overflowing Mangrove ecosystems which exist along the River Slide 4: The ecosystems serving as a buffer between land and sea are replaced with construction. Execive use of plastic, d plastic which was throwned in river was affecting the flow of water & stuck the water flow. The rain water caused the sewage system to overflow &all water lines were contaminate EFFECT : : EFFECT : Transport stats :- 52 local trains damaged , 37,000 autorickshaws spoilt , 4,000 taxis , 900 BEST buses damaged , 10,000 trucks and tempos grounded. Over 700 flights were cancelled or delayed Slide 8: Traffic = Humans + Vehicles Slide 11: Thousands of schoolchildren could not reach home for up to 18 hours Thousands of workers stuck in their offices and work places Thousands of animal carcasses floated in the flood waters, raising concerns about the possibility of disease. Reports in the media warned of the threat of waterborne diseases, and hospitals and health centers geared up to distribute free medicines to check any outbreak. Slide 12: 66 people died of fever suspected to be leptospirosis. 749 people were admitted with such fever, with 41 cases "unstable" and in an advanced stage of the disease. floods caused a stoppage of entire commercial, trading, and industrial activity for days. Preliminary indications indicate that the floods caused a direct loss of about Rs. 450 crores BUT NEXT TIME : BUT NEXT TIME Mumbai flood was a result of the large scale urbanization without a care for nature so DON’T DISTURB NATURE, Concrete jungles erupted the River and mangroves simply gave way to buildings SO DON’T DESTROY D MANGROVES, These mangroves acted as a natural barriers to the sea SO GROW THE MANGROVES LARGELY Slide 14: The drains simply did not function due to having been choked with plastic SO DEVELOP DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, The only solution to the choking of the drains would seem to be to BAN PLASTIC once and for all, CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME! So stop using CARRY BAGS & CONTROL ON choking of the drains, Only u can IMPROVE INDIA stop using plastic NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Slide 15: A K K I JAYESH SNEHIT NANDKUMAR

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