With Mumbai experiencing a continuous and heavy downpour that - according to the weather reports - is going to continue for the next 24 hours, several areas in the city have been flooded to the point of waist-deep water, bringing traffic to a standstill. Thousands of men, women, children and animals are stuck in the downpour with nowhere to go.
Although the disaster management team and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are on alert, it has been observed that their emergency helplines are clogged. In this hour of crisis, several Samaritans of Mumbaikars have created a crowd-sourcing group to bring together the Mumbai Rain Hosts who are willing to help needy people by offering them food and shelter. The group is called the Mumbai Rain Hosts - August 2017.
By clicking on this link below, you will be able to see six columns on a Google Drive Sheet. Click on the are columns to see nearby hosts or click on the handle to send a message directly to your potential host. You can also follow the hashtag #MumbaiRainHosts on Twitter to find the nearest person offering help.
To access the document click here. If you have room and want to offer people shelter Tweet your location with #RainHosts and your details will be automatically updated on this list.
Subhas Pai, Convenor (PRO), G. S. B. Sarvajanik Ganeshotsava Samiti. Ram Mandir Wadala has issued the following message “Those stranded near Dadar, Matunga, Sion, Parel can move towards G.S.B. Sarvajanik Ganeshotsava Samiti Pandal at Ram Mandir wadala .Food and water has been made available.” Rest and food arrangements have also been made for people stranded in Kurla , Ghatkopar & Vidya Vihar at Interlinks Banquet, 2nd floor, Neelkanth Business Park besides Station Vidya Vihar West. You can contact Jiten Gajaria 9820968934 for the same. Several Gurudwaras across the city are also offering food and shelter to those stranded in the rains.
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