The torrents pour down across cities of Mumbai on Tuesday, bringing the city to a standstill. Mumbai rains once again devastated lives of common people. Mumbaikars turned superheroes to extend help in all possible ways. Their unconditional help brings the city together and the situation seems to be under control. People were stranded all parts of the city as Mumbai witnessed around 300mm of record high rainfall in a decade. Social media proved to be at its helm in supporting the citizens of Mumbai. From common man to Mumbai police, everyone used online platforms to help people stuck due to the downpour. Thousands of tweets enlightened the spirit of Mumbai-ites. From distributing food packets to providing shelter, residents of the city have proved ‘United We Stand, Divided We Fall’.
Here are some photos of Mumbaikars doing their bit in helping out the flood-ridden stranded people when the rain strikes on 29 August 2017.
#1 Religious Places Open Doors For The Stranded People
Gurdwaras, Churches, Mandirs and Masjids all open doors to help those stranded in the heavy rains irrespective. Shelter and food was provided to the needy.
#2 Communities Came Together – Trying Their Best To Help
Local communities have joined hands to help keep the city afloat by arranging food and water for the stranded. Community kitchen at Parel and Dowoodi Bohras at CST station come forward to distribute food, water and tea.
#3 Social Media At Its best
People used twitter thread #RainHosts to offer their homes as shelters to those stranded. The executive chairman of Mahindra group, Anand Mahindra reacted to a BCC article about flood situations in Houston. This massive tweet became super viral! Check his tweet for more info.
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
#4 Mumbaikars Become Superheroes – Offer Help
Common man turns into heroes to help the flood victims. People old and young are rescued.
#5 Radio Mirchi Doing Their Bit
Radio Mirchi offered people stranded in Lower Parel area, to come to the office and enjoy tea and maggi in the chilly weather.
#6 Food Court Set Up by the Navy officials
The Navy officials are providing their service off-borders too. Navy food counters are set up at various locations in Mumbai to help the ones in need.
#7 Mumbai Police Take Charge
Mumbai police and BMC workers are trying hard to help Mumbai residents. Here is a glimpse of their effort.
#8 Mumbaikars Do Not Forget Stray Animals
Anchor and radio announcer, Anupama Singh rescues a stray cat and appeals people to keep an eye for the poor animals who cannot ask for help.
The massive rainfall too lives of 5 people, including 2 children. The traffic has now been cleared up and trains have started moving (slower than usual). Mumbaikars have stood up to the situation and the world sees another great example of unity in diversity and humanity.
Salute to all Mumbaikars!!