Chennaiites have been struggling with the incessant rain that has been plaguing Tamil Nadu for weeks.

Popular telecom operator Airtel has announced free talktime and Internet for its prepaid customers, and e-commerce shopping website Paytm has offered free recharge. Some social media users have come forward to help the stranded people by offering to recharge their mobile accounts.

Phoenix Malls in Velachery, Sathyam Cinemas in Royapettah, Ragavendra wedding hall, Hotel Gokulam Park, Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Ashok Nagar, Marundeeswarar kalyana mandapam in Anakaputhur, SRM College in Kattankulathur and Crescent College in Vandalur provide shelter for stranded people.

Helping Chennai: Siddharth, Kaniha, RJ Balaji and other real celebrity heroes [PHOTOS]

How to help people in Chennai:

  • Facebook has launched safety check for people in Chennai. Without electricity, many have been stranded in the affected areas and not able to contact their family. Therefore, mark them safe if you know they are okay. To mark safe or to find out the safety of people click HERE 

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  • Contributions can be sent to
  • Check crowdsourced list of places and people offering shelter in
  • The Facebook page Chennai Rain Relief - SOS is active where one can seek and offer help.
  • Check this spreadsheet to know details about available shelter, rescues needed, helpline numbers and other resources. [Enter details HERE]
  • Using the hashtag #ChennaiRainsHelp, people can offer or request shelter and aid. 
  • Use the hashtag #ChennaiMicro for food parcel pickup information.
  • Donate through World Vision India website. They have already started the relief operations in Egmore, Perungudi, Madipakkam and Pallavaram by providing bed sheets, clothes, towels, plastic mats to the needy
  • Send your donations through Rapid Response and Women of Worth
  • Food can be ordered through special Chennai flood relief Zomato page
  • Supplies from Bengaluru will be donated for flood relief in Chennai. Donate through Chennai Aid.

    ****UPDATE*****ONLY 10 cars so far. NEED TRUCKS AND LARGER VEHICLES< PLEASE HELPHi #Bengaluru, #BengaluruCares for...

    Posted by Ram Kashyap on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chennai Rain live updates

The heavy rain has also hit Chennai airport and railway stations, which are waterlogged and their operations closed for now.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the Central government's support in Chennai. "Spoke to Jayalalithaa ji on the flood situation in parts of Tamil Nadu. Assured all possible support & cooperation in this unfortunate hour (sic)," he tweeted.

While actor Siddharth has been supporting the stranded people in Chennai, actress Kaniha has evacuated with her family. She has also shared the photos and videos of the flood affected area on her Facebook page.

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Check out some shocking images and videos of Tamil Nadu flood below:


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Posted by Krishna Dass on Friday, December 4, 2015

Kudos to airforce ... Evacuated one pregnant at Jains avantika lady and a child

Posted by Madhu Khurana Gambhir on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chennai battles its worse floods in 100 years, but it's not giving up. Not just yet. #MustWatch #ChennaiFloods

Posted by Indiatimes on Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Posted by Sreejith Aryan on Thursday, December 3, 2015

We're on this vehicle.evacuating...

Posted by Kaniha on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

We're Evacuating. ..

Posted by Kaniha on Tuesday, December 1, 2015