Stuck in #ChennaiRains? Here are 10 Ways to Get Help Right Now!

As soon as one believes that the weather will finally clear up and people will get some relief from the heaviest rainfall in over 100 years to hit Tamil Nadu, another spell of rains enter the state and leave it devastated. The nonstop rains since Monday night in several parts of Chennai, its suburbs, and Puducherry, have completely disrupted life in the region.

Rains have already claimed at least 188 lives, and it has been predicted that they will last for four more days. With flights, trains and all means of transportation being cancelled, along with telephone lines going flat, the state seems to be cut off from the rest of the country. There is water filled up inside houses, roads are submerged, and people stranded in different areas are waiting to be rescued.

In such a situation of distress, this is how people in Chennai and the neighbouring areas are helping each other out in every possible way. Even those who are not located in the city can contribute by spreading the word and helping rescue teams reach the right places.

1. Need food? Here’s help!

2. Need shelter? Here’s help!

A form named Chennai Places to stay #Chennairains, is being circulated on social media wherein people can fill out details of the kind of accommodation they can offer, and the complete list is available on a Google spreadsheet for others to access. And then there are these:

 

If you’re stranded in the rains without food and water, please step into any of our stores in your vicinity, and stay…

Posted by Old Madras Baking Company on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

3. Need medical assistance? Here’s help!

 

4. Need phone recharges? Here’s help!

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5. Need a ride? Here’s help!

6. Have pets? Here’s help!

 

As the rains keep pouring and our city is slowly sinking. We have been getting a lot distress calls from dog owners… Posted by Hotel for Dogs on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

 

7. Want to contribute? Help here!

 

As you may know, there have recently been high amounts of rainfall over Chennai. What started as an innocent light… Posted by AISC Chennai Flood Relief 2015 on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

 

8. Need a flood map of Chennai, with all the details of vulnerable and inundated areas, flood relief camps, water logged points and more? Here it is!

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9. Need helplines? Here they are!

 

helpline Source: Twitter

 

10. Need weather updates? Here they are!

Looking for a hero? Here she is!

 

Stay strong Chennai! We’re sure with people like these there’s no way you can’t stay afloat!

Featured image courtesy: https://twitter.com/DrRamSaran

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