The hashtag #RainHosts soon began trending after many tweeted with offers to host people as rain battered the city. The thread was created by Twitter handle @CruciFire. In about two hours, several others joined in.
I can host 8-9 people fairly comfortably. If you are stuck, need a place to crash and came make it to Santacruz West - DM me for details.— Textual Offender (@TextualOffender) August 29, 2017
Stay safe Bombay folks. If you are stuck in Mulund-Thane region you can crash in at our office in Mulund. We have coffee, beer, and food.— Athlos (@GoAthlos) August 29, 2017
Powai is enough I guess .People around SEEPZ,JVLR can plz come over ,any number . Am in Powai :)— Disha (@Dish_A18) August 29, 2017
Guys if anyone is stuck in fort/colaba, please feel free to come over to mine and crash #mumbairains— Penguinhowler (@penguinhowler) August 29, 2017
A spreadsheet compiling tweets from all the #rainhosts was put in place.
The kindness of the city even won praise by Mumbai Police that called it "sunshine on a rainy day".
Mumbai has been witnessing incessant rain since morning and similar weather conditions could prevail for the next 48 hours. National Disaster Response Force teams have been kept on stand-by in case the flooding gets worse. Officials have advised people to stay at home unless absolutely required. The deluge caused traffic jams across Mumbai and submerged train tracks in water. Operations at the Mumbai Airport were briefly suspended because of the bad weather.
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