Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed high tides at the Gateway of India on Sunday, reminding people of the floods of July 26, 2005.
High tide killed one person on Sunday, while another was rescued from Marine Drive, ANI reported.
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.