‘It’s raining in Chennai. And it’s not just the skies that have opened up’: FB post goes viral

With the Tamil Nadu-capital being hit hard by the floods, netizens have taken to social media as a mark of support.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 2, 2015 3:28 pm
Now, with floods raging across Tamil Nadu, hitting the capital city of Chennai hard, netizens have taken to social media as a mark of support Now, with floods raging across Tamil Nadu, hitting the capital city of Chennai hard, netizens have taken to social media as a mark of support. (Source: PTI)

When times get tough, it’s a show of the true strength of human character that comes forth. Not only does social media act as a medium of connecting people in need, it also provides a public platform to show support and encouragement.

In recent times, it happened during the Paris attack, when thousands took to Twitter and Facebook to show solidarity and support. The strongest voices, though, were from those who were directly affected.

Now, with floods raging across Tamil Nadu, hitting the capital city of Chennai hard, netizens have taken to social media as a mark of support yet again. One such post was by Chennai-based Deepan Ramachandran, who wrote: “It’s raining in Chennai. And it’s not just the skies that have opened up… Many homes are letting in water, but quite a few are letting in guests.”

The founder of Mind Your Language — a creative shop specializing in advertising for the South India market — wrote a post on Facebook with the hashtags “#chennaifightsrains #proudofchennai”, which immediately resonated with people. The post has been shared over 3,000 times.

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  1. Rebecca Valentine
    Apr 26, 2016 at 7:35 pm
    Proud of chennai :)
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      Rajesh
      Dec 2, 2015 at 10:28 am
      "it’s not just the skies that have opened up… Many homes are letting in water, but quite a few are letting in guests."......Not possible. Doesnt Mr Ramachandran know that India is "intolerant" ? Rahul baba and the "secular" opposition have been barking about it for days, they dont care about the floods, but they have been barking about an imaginary problem for days.
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        arjun
        Dec 2, 2015 at 11:35 am
        A much needed PR stunt at this critical hour. . But then again, all of the above IS true
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          Ramanujam R
          Dec 3, 2015 at 5:53 am
          Since the Southern Railways cancelled the operation of Sub-urban trains, all the long distance trains leaving Chennai Central and reaching Chennai Central should be made to stop at all stations in between Chennai Central and Arakonam to enable the locals as well as the pengers traveling in the long distance trains to get down at the station convenient and near to their homes.
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            Rama Naidu
            Dec 2, 2015 at 1:44 pm
            Once again tamilians proved their altruism. :)
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