As the Mumbai administration got overwhelmed under heavy downpour on Tuesday, the spirit of Mumbai came alive with common people and celebrities alike using social media to offer help to citizens got stuck in the heavy rains.
Within hours of the downpour, people from different parts of the city started offering help to those stuck in rain via Twitter and Facebook using #RainHosts as the trending hashtag. They offered their places to those trapped in the rains.
Those stranded near dadar,matunga,sion,parel can move to GSB Sarvajanik Ganeshotsava Samiti Pandal Ram Mandir wadala,Food/water available
— Rannvijay singha (@RannvijaySingha) August 29, 2017
Those stranded near Bandra/Khar/ Santacruz/Mahim/ Sea link can move towards *Trupti Bandra @ link rd near Amarsons. Food+ Tea made available
— Bani J⚡️ (@bani_j) August 29, 2017
High tide soon. Water level on roads likely to rise. Please stay put where you are & remain indoors. Keep food/water handy.#MumbaiRains
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) August 29, 2017
— Nautanki Sali (@Poojaspillai) August 29, 2017
Not just for humans, help was offered for animals also. Social media users also informed the stranded people about facilities like gurudwaras and community halls where free food was available in the city.
People also appealed to cab rental companies to lower the fare in order to help citizens.
— Roshan (@TekiRosh) August 29, 2017
Public buildings like schools, colleges, and churches were also offered by concerned Mumbai citizens to support the affected people.
Please tell anyone who needs shelter tonight to come over to St Peters Church Bandra - Fr. Frazer sj — Mini Mathur (@minimathur) August 29, 2017
— Anupam Gupta (@b50) August 29, 2017
— Aakriti (@mehta_aakriti) August 29, 2017
Those who were stranded in the city also used social media to ask for help.
People communicated with each other through social media while trying their best to help those stranded in the city.
— Numbyaar (@NumbYaar) August 29, 2017
Updated Date: Aug 30, 2017 05:56 AM