- Yet again, people turned to social media to extend a helping hand
- Mumbai has always had a love-hate relationship with the rains
- Torrential rain has swamped the city
Time and again, social media transforms into a handy tool in providing relief and spreading awareness during trying situations. Yet again, people turned to social networking websites to extend a helping hand and provide support to those who were or have been stuck in flooded areas. We explored twitter and found #RainHosts trending with an ongoing thread of hundreds of tweets from people giving out their addresses and offering those who were stuck shelter and home-cooked meal. Take a look at the tweets below.
Anyone around Mulund looking for a space to rest is welcomed. Netflix, Prime, Hotstar & Snacks. #RainHosts— Shahrlock (@deepen_shah) August 29, 2017
Not just the locals, but the Gurudwaras, Ganpati Pandals and even restaurants and eating joints sprawled across the city welcomed people for shelter, food and water.
Personnel from the Indian Navy were also seen providing free food to the ones in need. "Community kitchens providing food opened at Churchgate, Byculla, Parel, CST, Worli and Tardeo, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Mankhurd, Chembur, Malad and Ghatkopar," a Navy spokesperson said. "Food counters opened at various locations in Mumbai for stranded commuters," the spokesperson tweeted and was quoted by PTI.
Though it seems to have been a calm morning, in case you know anyone who is still in distress and needs help, please extend support. Also, if you know of communities, institutes, restaurants and local eateries offering shelter and free food, do share with us in the comment box below.