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.
Even now at 2 am people offering food and tea to people stuck in traffic at kings circle matunga! Humanity is still alive #MumbaiRains— Gaurang Khanvilkar (@GaurangAf7) August 29, 2017
2. Help came from all quarters, even from those with limited means
And here in Mumbai,a friend stuck in a car to the airport for 5 hrs told me that slumdwellers came out to serve stranded people tea&biscuits https://t.co/tzhGobH28Q— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 30, 2017
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.
Anybody stranded in the Chembur-Ghatkopar-Vikhroli belt can find refuge at my house, please DM! Stay safe! #MumbaiRains— Khushi Desai (@ahitskhushi) August 29, 2017
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.
Wake up Mumbai !! This is the worst monsoon 'nightmare' !!! Just spoke to 2 of my sisters. They almost drowned in Khar West.— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) August 29, 2017
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. Click for more trending news
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