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Ongoing high tides at Gateway of India remind Mumbaikars of July 26 floods

Mumbai, June 15 (ANI): Mumbai witnessed high tides at the Gateway of India on Sunday, reminding people of the floods of July 26, 2005.

The residents seem to enjoy the view despite a slight fear of floods.

“It’s a great attraction over here because we don’t get to see such high tide very regularly, people do recall the floods of July 26, but I don’t think there’ll be a problem because the police has done a very good job here. Nobody is being allowed to walk near the water,” said Vansh, a resident of Mumbai.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued a high tide alert warning people to not go near the beaches.

Amid the ongoing high tides and pre-monsoon showers, people are still suffering from water logging and heavy traffic jams.

In April, before the start of the monsoon season, the IMD had forecast below-average rainfall in 2014 due to an emerging El Nino in which warm water rises to the surface of the Pacific Ocean. (ANI)