Mumbai Rain: 10 Examples From Social Media Of How The City Helped Itself

Residents came out in full strength to help fellow Mumbaikars after rain paralysed Mumbai

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Mumbai Rain: 10 Examples From Social Media Of How The City Helped Itself

Mumbai rains: Locals set up community kitchens to serve food, water and tea to stranded commuters


A day after heavy rain, 30 times the average, crippled Mumbai, the people of the city opened its doors and hearts to help their own. While police, fire department officials were hard at work rescuing stranded people, Mumbaikars shared the responsibility to help each other as the city struggled to move back to normal. Local trains too operated through the night to ensure stranded passengers reached their homes. Social media is full of heartwarming displays of the humanity and generosity of the city. With people stranded outside for hours, both aam aadmi and corporations volunteered their help in whatever way possible displaying the spirit of aamchi Mumbai.

Here are 10 examples from social media of how Mumbaikars helped each other

1. Locals were out on the road offering tea and food to those in need.
2. Help came from all quarters, even from those with limited means
 
3. Communities came together for the city and its people
 
4. A cancer patient was stuck under a flyover for over 4 hours during the rain. He was rescued three hours later after his son's Facebook post for help was shared nearly a thousand times.
 
 
 


5. Thousands of residents opened their homes to strangers who were stuck in the rain-hit city. The spreadsheet with tweets on #RainHosts has nearly 6,000 tweets and counting
6. Indian Navy set up community kitchens across the city for commuters
 
7. The gurudwaras in Mumbai doubled up as shelters and offered 'langar' to those in need
 
8. And Mumbaikars didn't forget about the animals
 
9. Director Mahesh Bhatt tweeted how he almost drowned if it wasn't for the kind strangers who helped in time.
 
10. Restaurants too pitched in
 
 
 


Tuesday's downpour took the lives of five people, including two children. While traffic has been cleared up and people can move by road, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has urged citizens to stay indoors unless it is an emergency. Schools and colleges remain shut today. Heavy rain is expected later today in some parts. The city saw 300 mm of rain on Tuesday which brought life to a halt, paralysing transport services. With water levels receding, train services resumed last night but are running behind schedule.
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