NDRF continues to operate in flood affected southern states
Dated 16/10/2020 Time:- 1500 Hrs.
The rescue and evacuation operation by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in flood hit cities of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra continues as water logging took place in many of the areas due to heavy rainfall. 30 fully equipped teams of NDRF are deployed in the flood affected southern states to assist civil administration in rescue and relief operations.
Today, NDRF teams have rescued about 200 stranded person from Solapur district of Maharashtra and evacuated more than 600 persons in flood affected cities Hyderabad & Rangareddy of Telangana and East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. During the last 03 days, Teams have rescued 540 people and evacuated about 5,000 persons to safer places in the 04 flood affected states. Rescue Operations are still going on in coordination with civil administration.
Total 108 teams of the NDRF comprising of modern rescue equipments are deployed in various parts of the country for prompt response during flood and other emergencies.
During the rescue and relief operation, NDRF teams are providing immediate relief to the victims and are strictly following the guidelines and protocols regarding COVID-19.
Director General, NDRF is personally supervising the Flood rescue Operations. A 24*7, NDRF control room is closely monitoring the situation round the clock and is in touch with other agencies/stakeholders.
Issued By : PR Cell, NDRF HQ