The heaviest rainfall in more than a century has wreaked havoc in Chennai, leaving thousands of people to be rescued because of high water levels. No supply of electricity, cellular network, lack of food, fuel and other essential items, have caused a lot of misery to people in and around Chennai. Thousands have been rendered homeless, as rescue workers, including the army and navy look to move the displaced people to shelter homes.
Here are some steps that you can take on your end to offer them help:
This Google document, ‘#ChennaiRains gives information to locate a shelter, occupancy and corresponding contact information and social media links.
You can go and update the Google doc if you are willing to provide shelter.
You can also add your details to ‘klipher.com/savechennai‘ that lists all the information on availability of shelters in the city.
Zomato has offered a ‘Meal for Flood relief’ delivery service for people stranded in the city. The programme is supported by seven famous city restaurants including Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Prems Graama Bhojanam, Kolapasi, Dindigul Thalappakati, Nawab Sheikh Biryani, Meat and Eat and Katti Roll.
A meal for two is priced at Rs 100 while a meal for four is priced at Rs 400. Both meals will be delivered in half an hour.
Zomato has also said that for every meal that is bought by anyone, the company will also contribute a meal from their side and ensure that it’s delivered to those in the flood-affected areas who need it the most.
Help get food to those affected by #ChennaiRains. We buy a meal for each one you buy here: https://t.co/YdkHUShX4w pic.twitter.com/956WZg6GuJ — Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) December 2, 2015
Help get food to those affected by #ChennaiRains. We buy a meal for each one you buy here: https://t.co/YdkHUShX4w pic.twitter.com/956WZg6GuJ
— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) December 2, 2015
Our users have bought over 55k meals today. Zomato makes it 110k. Didn’t expect this at all. 1/4 — Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) December 2, 2015
Our Chennai & Bangalore teams are working tirelessly to pack and distribute meals + supplies. More updates soon. pic.twitter.com/AQJ323Y5lS — Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) December 4, 2015
Our Chennai & Bangalore teams are working tirelessly to pack and distribute meals + supplies. More updates soon. pic.twitter.com/AQJ323Y5lS
— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) December 4, 2015
Stay Safe Chennai! Call on 18001030033, recharge your friend’s phone for free https://t.co/JKiolmpBHw #ChennaiFloods pic.twitter.com/nHNnvB2FLU — Paytm (@Paytm) December 2, 2015
Overwhelmed with the response received for #ChennaiFloods. Kindly note that this effort is applicable only for Chennai phone numbers @Paytm — Paytm (@Paytm) December 2, 2015
Overwhelmed with the response received for #ChennaiFloods. Kindly note that this effort is applicable only for Chennai phone numbers @Paytm
— Paytm (@Paytm) December 2, 2015
Fill this form in case you want to donate rice, dal, tamarind, salt or any other ingredients to open kitchens.
Click on this link to do it.
Use the hashtag #ChennaiRainsHelp to offer or request shelter or aid. Here are some tweets from this hashtag
#ChennaiFloods #ChennaiRainsHelp #chennairains #Chennai #ChennaiRescue #ChennaiMicro RT🙏 👇 👇 https://t.co/tB1cPNvIF1 — ♡♥V!jαyαkuмαя♥♡ (@amsVJ) December 4, 2015
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Food packets will be distributed all day long @Khalsa_Aid Call on 9094790989.#ChennaiFloods #ChennaiRainsHelp pic.twitter.com/vOIiu8iuGU — kaurjit (@kaurrjit) December 4, 2015
Good place to get update on your locations https://t.co/9uKKdGxQTw #ChennaiRainsHelp #ChennaiFloods #ChennaiMicro — Nat Malupillai (@NatMalupillai) December 4, 2015
Citizens can charge their phones & make free calls from 16 @airtelindia stores. #ChennaiRainsHelp @TelecomTalk pic.twitter.com/O0ogV8oE6q — Bharti Airtel (@airtelnews) December 4, 2015
If anyone is in need of Biscuits, Toothpaste & Sanitary napkins in Anna Nagar, pls call 9894731448 #ChennaiRainsHelp pic.twitter.com/It22nvfhYf — Ramesh (@rameshlaus) December 4, 2015
ID Bangalore has donated Dosa and Chapathi batter.. NGO r Large Kitchens which can cook is needed #ChennaiRainsHelp pic.twitter.com/jgY41bRapC — Ramesh (@rameshlaus) December 4, 2015
#ChennairainsHelp 250 blind kids of Little Flower Blind School near Gemini Circle needs food/water.Call Florina +9197105099 @dhanushkraja — Kollywood Updates (@KOLLYupdates) December 3, 2015
#ChennaiRainsHelp – food Available – share- @rameshlaus @Cinemainmygenes @Sujith_Spy @arunrp555 @suza888 @jan_iyer pic.twitter.com/UFRhQTfRXu — Sen (@i_amspa) December 3, 2015
.@adgpi releases helpline numbers for #ChennaiFloods #ChennaiRainsHelp #ChennaiRains RT and spread the word pic.twitter.com/EZxBYrbQPF — TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) December 3, 2015
Salute Mr. Dhilipan & Mahendiran They Collect 500 Chapatis & Walk 5Km In Floods To Help Others #ChennaiRainsHelp pic.twitter.com/D79u8JvDhw — Dr. K. Peer Mohamed (@Dr_Peer) December 3, 2015
Gathering supplies as much as possibe People who wish to contribute contact : 9943935626 #Tanjore #ChennaiRainsHelp pic.twitter.com/YEw4sp4UZ8 — #DevilismTeam™ (@Kannamma_) December 3, 2015
From #Thala Ajith sir side! 400 food packets are now distributing Details & Contacts are here 👇📱 #ChennaiRainsHelp pic.twitter.com/3c8yscmINm — KingAjith_OnlineNews (@iam_K_A) December 2, 2015
#ChennaiFloods List of verified doctors & hospitals available to help. Updated every hour. Please RT. #ChennaiRains https://t.co/CZsblNWpTo — Practo (@Practo) December 2, 2015
Download the Lookup app, and donate things right from your doorstep, and letting them know your location. Lookup has partnered with Bhumi, India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations for the relief efforts in Chennai.
1. Download Lookup https://t.co/HhxhSOrWs3 2. Follow the steps below 3. List your accommodation #ChennaiRainsHelp pic.twitter.com/Pl5063Vapl — Lookup (@lookupHQ) December 1, 2015
You can also inform friends, family members, and others who may not be aware of the growing crisis, to help the affected people.
You can also volunteer to help cook and distribute food, provide first aid, join search-and-rescue teams, and perform other needed actions by filling out a form on the #ChennaiRains Resource Center site.