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11 Sure Ways We Can Help Chennai Flood Victims

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.

Source: Huffingtonpost 

11 Sure Ways We Can Help Chennai Flood Victims

11 Sure Ways We Can Help Chennai Flood Victims

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#1 Offering shelter

#1 Offering shelter

A Google doc #chennaiRains helps to locate shelter, social media links, helpline numbers and other important resources. 350+ people have already registered to help.

#2 Food and blankets

#2 Food and blankets

You can call on the above-mentioned numbers to offer food and blankets and help the people in need.

#3 Ola boats

#3 Ola boats

OLA is providing best help possible from its side. You can also call on 09444928581 and have boat to help.

#4 Recharge friend's phone

#4 Recharge friend's phone

Paytm has released a service wherein you can recharge your friend's phone anytime and from anywhere.

#5 Report a flooded street

#5 Report a flooded street

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"

#6 Spread list of doctors

#6 Spread list of doctors

Use twitter to spread this information.

#7 Join this man to help drowning people

#7 Join this man to help drowning people

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.

#8 Donate food or offer vehicle

#8 Donate food or offer vehicle

Using the tags like #TNflood and #Chennaimicro, you can let the helpers know that you can offer help too.

#9 Donate ingredients to open kitchens

#9 Donate ingredients to open kitchens

Call 09444915803 to donate the ingredients like salt, tamarind, rice and dal.

#10 Donate from your doorstep

#10 Donate from your doorstep

Use the application Lookup to offer any kind of help sitting at your home.

#11 Google's new tool

#11 Google's new tool

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.

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