Mumbai rains: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, other celebrities spread awareness through Twitter
Several celebrities took to Twitter to spread awareness about the torrential Mumbai rain.
With life in Mumbai coming to a standstill due to the heavy downpour, celebrities such as Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, and Farhan Akhtar among others extended support and spread awareness by asking people to stay safe.
The celebrities took to Twitter on Tuesday to share their concern.
"BMC helpline 1916. Police helpline 100. Home is the safest for most. Find shelter and give shelter. Be safe Mumbai," Priyanka tweeted.
BMC helpline 1916. Police Helpline 100..Home is the safest.. for most. Find shelter and give shelter. Be safe Mumbai #mumbairains
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 29, 2017
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani requested the city to be well prepared. "Mumbai, if you're getting into a car, make sure you have water, food and something to break windows with, if needed. Stay safe, help others," he said.
Mumbai. If you're getting into a car, make sure you have water, food & something to break windows with, if needed. Stay safe, help others. — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) August 29, 2017
Dia Mirza wrote: "Please do not venture out! If you can offer shelter to strays and people stuck in the rain please do. MCGM helpline number 1916."
Please do not venture out! If you can offer shelter to strays and people stuck in the rain please do.MCGM helpline number 1916 #MumbaiRains
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 29, 2017
Sonakshi wrote: "Mumbai rains really lashing down. Please stay indoors and be safe everyone. Help those who need it. BMC helpline 1916, police 100."
Sharing the important numbers to dial in case of emergency, Madhuri shared an image and wrote: "Some good numbers for all of us."
Some good numbers for all of us. pic.twitter.com/1M0JjKverL
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 29, 2017
Farhan also shared an image of important numbers and asked people to reshare.
Celebrities such as Anupam Kher and R. Madhavan were not spared by the rain. "My car got stuck in heavy rains. Called a friend. He and his daughter came to my rescue. Now I am in his house," Kher tweeted.
My car got stuck in heavy rains. Called a friend. He & his daughter came to my rescue. Now I am in his house. 🙏#StaySafe #HelpfulMumbai pic.twitter.com/YIoMcvwojb — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) August 29, 2017
Madhavan had to dump his car and wade through water to reach home.
My silly car down.. had to bail and wade home in thigh deep water.. excitement and frustration... https://t.co/EKDVBY7p3y
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) August 29, 2017
"My silly car down. Had to bail and wade home in thigh deep water. Excitement and frustration," he wrote.
Earlier, the IMD had sounded an orange alert, but it is now been changed to red alert for Wednesday because of the 'favourable synoptic conditions'
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