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    * Bombay under water

    You people might have seen in the news, Bombay is virtually under water! Its raining like hell there. The whole city is under water. The floods have affected atleast 20 million people and atleast 1000 were confirmed dead. In the news, i could see a full car under water!

    God, whats happening !
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    I heard this today morning and I think things are terrible in there. Also, .IN registry is affected with the heavy rains...

    Please be advised that the .IN Registry is currently experiencing certain technical difficulties.

    Heavy rains and flooding in Mumbai, India has damaged the .IN Registry's Name Servers. This has hampered DNS propagation, with the result that your Customers' .IN domain names might not resolve to their websites for the time being.

    The .IN Registry and its providers are currently working post-haste to rectify the situation, which has affected all Registrars in equal proportion. We are in incessant contact with the Registry, and hope to have normal functioning restored as soon as possible.
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    It is bad. It got 37 inches (940 millimeters) in one day - "the most any Indian city has ever received in one day."

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    I've watched this on the news and
    it's indeed very sad. There are a
    lot of homeless folks in Bombay &
    i don't know how they will survive
    through this natural disaster & this
    disaster will add more people in the
    list of homeless people.
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    Originally posted by ThinkSupport
    Guys please pray for all the people stuck in there...

    Its now past 18+ hrs that the rains are still pouring in.
    We are 180KM away from Mumbai(bombay) but praying for all our beloved ones who are stuck there.
    You're right, we must pray for them.
    My prayers are with all the sufferers
    and their families.

    How are the conditions now? And
    how people are managing through
    this, i mean are they evacuating their
    houses? Can you tell us about the
    measure that authorities are taking
    over this disaster?
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    The frustrating thing is that didn't the rains really subside for a time, only to start up again causing even more dmage and injuries. India is used to monsoons as i'm sure the resident Indian WHTers will testify, but this is something else. Drought in Europe and Northern Africa, the complete opposite in India, still many months of the hurrican season to go too and other probelms, this could be a bad year on the weather front in every sense of the word.

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    Wow that sure is a lot of rain, hope everything turns out ok.

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    wow......thats really deep... @ manhiders pictures
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    Guys... no one or no .org to start a campaign or whatsoever to donate those who are suffering in India?

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    Sadly nothing like that yet. Let me try contacting some people, lets see if anything can be done.

    And the authorities are running rescue missions and supplying food and drinking water. But sadly, its not even up to the mark People are on their own now
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    Originally posted by Dark_Coder
    Guys... no one or no .org to start a campaign or whatsoever to donate those who are suffering in India?
    I think your government should start planning for a proper network of drainage systems.
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    Yeah I agree Lack of proper drainage has contributed a lot to the hacov Also, spreading of epidemics due to this is also a threat
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    Originally posted by reanncw
    I think your government should start planning for a proper network of drainage systems.
    That was one heck of a lot of rain in such a short time, I think the most sophisticated city drainage system in the world would have a problem with that volume of water. That was nearly twice the yearly average of Hobart, Tasmania and around half of the yearly average of a wet season in Darwin (a tropical monsoon area)
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    Originally posted by reanncw
    I think your government should start planning for a proper network of drainage systems.
    oops.. I am not in India buddy

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    Wow. Manhinder, did you take those images? I can't believe the amount of rain in that short time. Absolutely heart-breaking. A thousand or more people... My heart goes out to those affected by this tragedy.

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    July 26th, 2005- I'll remember that for a long time. It rained all day, night and the following day. There was no electricity/broadband/phones for more than 24 hours. I live in Mumbai/Bombay. The poorer areas of town were completely flooded I heard.

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