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Video: How A Group Of Chennaites Formed A Human Chain To Save A Man From Drowning

The Logical Indian

December 2nd, 2015

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The way Chennaites are coming together at this moment of crisis is outstanding. Chennai has never seen this kind of rain in last 100 years. From school to airport, every place is closed down.

Yesterday, a man and his bike were getting drowned, then a group of individuals showing great presence of mind, formed a human chain and saved him from getting drowned.

We salute them and to every Chennaites who have shown what being together means, everyone is trying to help, wherever they are. Those who have internet connection are using social media platforms to coordinate search, rescue and food distribution efforts and also reach out to people who need help.

Here’s how you can help:

• This page is a great source for those who can help with any provisions or volunteer efforts:
https://www.facebook.com/ChennaiRainRelief2015/?fref=ts

• This google sheet helps to find places to stay:
https://docs.google.com/…/1rZc3e9scewKxbZBn0vfDqk…/htmlview…

• This map is a crowdsourced map on which areas of Chennai are flooded
http://osm-in.github.io/flood-map/chennai.html…

• Relief centres from Chennai Corporation:
http://www.chennaicorporation.gov.in/abou…/Relief_centre.pdf

• NDMA emergency nos and do’s and dont’s during flood.
http://www.ndma.gov.in/en/do-s-dont-s.html

• The list of helpline numbers that would come in real handy for Chennaites.
Tree fall, waterlogging: 1913
Sewage overflow: 45674567, 22200335
State Emergency: 1070
District Emergency: 1077
Electricity: 1912
Fire & Rescue: 101
Regional Office (Tiruvottiyur): 9445190001
Regional Office (Manali): 9445190002
Regional Office (Madhavaram): 9445190003
Regional Office (Tondiarpet): 9445190004
Regional Office (Royapuram): 9445190005
Regional Office (Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar): 9445190006
Regional Office (Ambattur): 9445190007
Regional Office (Annanagar): 9445190008
Regional Office (Teynampet): 9445190009
Regional Office (Kodambakkam): 9445190010
Regional Office (Valasaravakkam): 9445190011
Regional Office (Alandur): 9445190012
Regional Office (Adyar): 9445190013
Regional Office (Perungudi): 9445190014
Regional Office (Sholinganallur): 9445190015

We will keep updating this post. We request our community members, to mail/message us if they have any information to share.

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