#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.

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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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