Rains in Chennai grew fierce in the past few days and led to massive flooding covering the whole of the city. From railway stations to the airport, everything seems to have immersed into water.
With more than 300 casualties till now, Indian Army has been called in for the rescue operations. But, a great help is also received using social media applications like Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.
Here is how you can contribute.
A Google doc #chennaiRains helps to locate shelter, social media links, helpline numbers and other important resources. 350+ people have already registered to help.
You can call on the above-mentioned numbers to offer food and blankets and help the people in need.
OLA is providing best help possible from its side. You can also call on 09444928581 and have boat to help.
Paytm has released a service wherein you can recharge your friend's phone anytime and from anywhere.
In a crowdsourced effort to pre-detect a flooded street, you can go to this link - "http://osm-in.github.io/flood-map/chennai.html#11/13.0000/80.2000"
Use twitter to spread this information.
In a rescue mission one of its kinds, you can join a team in Thoraipakkam behind ASV Suntech Park if you are a good swimmer. Don't forget to bring a tube to help people out.
Using the tags like #TNflood and #Chennaimicro, you can let the helpers know that you can offer help too.
Call 09444915803 to donate the ingredients like salt, tamarind, rice and dal.
Use the application Lookup to offer any kind of help sitting at your home.
Google has created a crisis response tool called "South India Flooding" where you can find helpline numbers, maps and crowdsourced flood streets, all in one app.