MONSOON 2019 : FLOOD RESCUE AND EVACUATION OPERATIONS BY NDRF
Dated 24th July, 2019 Time: 1830 Hrs
Flood rescue and relief operations by NDRF in flood affected areas across the country continue. NDRF rescuers are displaying their Disaster Management skill and capabilities and doing utmost to save the lives of victims. Today, due to immediate response by our specialized rescuers, 06 persons were safely evacuated by NDRF at Betiah in Bihar who were stranded in strong current of Pandai River at SriRampur village under block Gonaha since morning. Deployed NDRF teams acted promptly and evacuated all stranded victims to safer places. In addition, teams also evacuated 35 live-stocks on NDRF boats. The response of NDRF was appreciated by all concerned.
In addition, today NDRF teams operational at Kokrajhar, Barpeta & Baksa in Assam evacuated 633 persons to safer places. Teams also provided medical assistance to 487 needy persons.
A total of 126 self-contained rescue & relief teams of NDRF have been deployed across the country for prompt response during the monsoon season. Till now, NDRF has rescued 15 persons, evacuated over 14000 persons & 130 live-stocks and also provided medical assistance to over 6220 (persons) & 795 (live-stocks)
A 24X7, NDRF control room in Delhi is functioning round the clock to watch the ongoing operations and in touch with other agencies to further respond in case of emergencies. DG NDRF Sh. S. N. Pradhan, is personally monitoring the situation.
Issued By : PR Cell, NDRF HQ New Delhi.