#ChennaiRains: Here’s how people have been, and can, help flood-hit Chennai

Social media users come to the rescue by sharing information on shelters for people stranded in rain-hit Chennai.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 3, 2015 11:17 am
Patients and their care-takers being shifted to safe place from a flooded hospital after heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday. (Source: PTI) Patients and their care-takers being shifted to safe place from a flooded hospital after heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

To aid the victims who are stranded in most inundated areas across the rain-battered Chennai, people on social media have put out tweets, posts and even a Google document with information on availability of shelters in the city.

A Google document, ‘#ChennaiRains (Available Shelter, Rescues Needed, Helpline Numbers, Other Resources)’ is being widely shared on social media platforms which has information to locate a shelter, occupancy and corresponding contact information and social media links. The document has got more than 200 entries (till 9:30 am).

Another dedicated webpage ‘klipher.com/savechennai‘ published a similar post listing information on availability of shelters in the city.


The Twitteratti has also come to the rescue by tweeting, retweeting and curating contact information of shelters in the city

The Twitter India has started curating tweets using “#ChennaiRainsHelp” hashtag and is retweeting it to widen the reach.

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