As heavy rain lashed Mumbai in what could be the worst bout of rain since July 26, 2005, its residents displayed the indomitable spirit the city is known for. On Twitter, Mumbaikars came forward to help fellow residents with generous offers of food, water, chai and even shelter. began opening their homes and offices to stranded strangers as the city came to a virtual standstill. The hashtag #RainHosts soon began trending after many tweeted with offers to host people as rain battered the city.
The thread was created by Twitter handle @CruciFire. In about two hours, several others joined in
— Jay (@CruciFire) August 29, 2017
— Protima Tiwary (@DumbbellsnDrama) August 29, 2017
I can host 8-9 people fairly comfortably. If you are stuck, need a place to crash and came make it to Santacruz West – DM me for details.
— Textual Offender (@TextualOffender) August 29, 2017
— Anand Dave (@AndyDave171) July 17, 2017
Stay safe Bombay folks. If you are stuck in Mulund-Thane region you can crash in at our office in Mulund. We have coffee, beer, and food.
— Athlos (@GoAthlos) August 29, 2017
Powai is enough I guess .People around SEEPZ,JVLR can plz come over ,any number . Am in Powai 🙂
— Disha (@Dish_A18) August 29, 2017
— PoojaS (@PoojaSolanki) August 29, 2017
Guys if anyone is stuck in fort/colaba, please feel free to come over to mine and crash #mumbairains
— Penguinhowler (@penguinhowler) August 29, 2017
— Techknowdoc (@techknowdoc) August 29, 2017
— Suruchi (@mellowsunshine) August 29, 2017
A spreadsheet compiling tweets from all the #rainhosts was put in place.
— Prolificd (@prolificd) August 29, 2017
The city has been witnessing incessant rain since morning and the weather conditions could prevail for the next 48 hours. National Disaster Response Force teams have been kept on stand-by in case the flooding gets worse. Officials have advised people to stay at home unless really necessary. The city is seeing heavy traffic jams and train tracks submerged in water as a result of the deluge.
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