As heavy rains flood Tamil Nadu on Wednesday and local residents battle the incessant downpour, the Army, Navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials continue rescue operations and inhabitants in Chennai are helping each other in the crisis situation. Tollywood and Bollywood actor Siddharth is also trying to do his bit to reach out to the stranded.
Siddharth took to Twitter to post pictures of his flooded house and sent messages related to his rescue work to reach out to more people.
"If anyone has innova or Scorpio cars to spare please contact us. We need more vehicles. #TNflood #chennaimicro," Siddharth tweeted.
"More food packets needed for lunch. Will pick up. Rice items only. Urgent," he added.
In another tweet, the actor who starred in Rang De Basanti said, "Please send tweets to @rj_balaji & me. We are trying to contact groups to spread information for stranded people. Every message/call counts."
On Tuesday, Siddharth adviced the residents to "evacuate people to higher ground" if they see "anyone stuck in a broken down car waiting for the #rain to stop" as "many people died in their cars in the Bombay floods because power windows and central locking jammed."
"Don’t sit in broken down cars. #flood," Sidhharth said in his tweet, adding, "If you are not part of the relief work please stay indoors. People crowding bridges to see flood sights are a nuisance. Stay home. #TNflood."
In an attempt to reach out to the stranded, the Chashme Baddoor actor wrote, "We have a 5 car convoy patrolling affected areas in #Chennai . Please collect genuine transport issues and post to me & @rj_balaji #TNflood."
The nonstop downpour since Monday evening led to flooded runways which forced airport authorities to cancel all flights at the Chennai airport while trains were either stopped or diverted because of overflowing water over tracks.
Posting pictures of his house, Siddharth tweeted: "House flooded. Moving to the terrace. God save Tamil Nadu. Bathrooms submerged. Water coming out of the drains. I am an affluent actor. This is my house. Imagine rest of TN."
In another tweet, he wrote: "Power grids have been shut down for safety reasons. No power till rain stops. We are now in darkness. This is depressing. Over and out."
Well, there are other’s as well who are relentlessly trying to help the local residents and Siddharth thanked them for their efforts.
"Thank you SPI and AGS cinemas for opening doors for the affected. God bless you. #TNflood #Chennai," the 36-year-old actor tweeted.
"Relief operations by army and navy in many areas. Thank you. In the meantime…look out your window. If you spot anyone reach out. #TNflood," Siddharth added.
A holiday has been declared for educational institutes in the districts that have been experiencing heavy downpour.