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[VIDEO] Watch How Chennai People Saved a Man From Floods..


With the Chennai rains wrecking havoc on the city, and the entire city has been shut down with the water overflowing and covering everywhere. People are stranded and starving as Chennai city is flooded. But a video uploaded on Tuesday, shows that their spirit is unbroken. It shows a man getting washed away in a dangerously flooded unidentified street. But passersby rush to his aid, form a human chain and pull him out. The man is saved from a definite watery grave.

The quality of the video is grainy – but the human spirit shines through it. 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 a school to an airport, every place is closed down.

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:

• This google sheet helps to find places to stay:

• This map is a crowdsourced map on which areas of Chennai are flooded

• Relief centres from Chennai Corporation:

• NDMA emergency nos and do’s and dont’s during flood.

• Chennai Corporation has announced Emergency Contact Numbers for all the regional zones in the city. Public can contact the following numbers in case of any emergency due to the floods.


Tree fall, Water logging – 1913
Sewage overflow – 45674567, 22200335
State Emergency: 1070
District Emergency: 1077
Electricity: 1912
Fire & Rescue: 101
01st Regional Office(Tiruvottiyur) 9445190001
02nd Regional Office(Manali) 9445190002
03rd Regional Office(Madhavaram) 9445190003
04th Regional Office(Tondiarpet) 9445190004
05th Regional Office(Royapuram) 9445190005
06th Regional Office(Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar) 9445190006
07th Regional Office(Ambattur) 9445190007
08th Regional Office(Annanagar) 9445190008
09th Regional Office(Teynampet) 9445190009
10th Regional Office(Kodambakkam) 9445190010
11th Regional Office (Valasaravakkam) 9445190011
12th Regional Office(Alandur) 9445190012
13th Regional Office (Adyar) 9445190013
14th Regional Office(Perungudi) 9445190014
15th Regional Office(Sholinganallur) 9445190015


1 Fort-Tondiarpet 94450 00484
2 Purasawakkam-Perambur 94450 00485
3 Egmore-Nungambakkam 94450 00486
4 Mylapore-Triplicane 94450 00487
5 Mambalam-Guindy 94450 00488

6 Ambattur 94450 00489
7 Ponneri 94450 00490
8 Gummudipoondi 94450 00491
9 Thiruthani 94450 00492
10 Pallipattu 94450 00493
11 Thiruvallur 94450 00494
12 Uthukottai 94450 00495
13 Poonamallee 94450 00496


14 Kancheepuram 94450 00497
15 Uthiramerur 94450 00498
16 Sriperumbudur 94450 00499
17 Chengalpattu 94450 00500
18 Thirkkalukunram 94450 00501
19 Tambaram 94450 00502
20 Madurantakam 94450 00503
21 Cheyyur 94450 00504

Source - The Logical Indian, http://allindiaroundup.com/news/chennai-floods-watch-how-people-formed-a-human-chain-to-save-man-from-drowning/#sthash.bX1rgUAU.dpuf

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