MONSOON-2020 : NDRF EVACUATED APPROX 600 PERSONS IN BIHAR
Dated: - 23 July, 2020 Time: - 1700 Hrs
With the development of monsoon season, NDRF has placed its teams on alert mode in the vulnerable locations across the country. A close vigil is kept over the situation in various flood affected areas of the country. The battle with floods amid COVID-19 pandemic has made the fight more challenging for response agencies.
The flood situation in Bihar is still grim following the flow of flash flood water in Gandak and Koshi Rivers. As many as 21 NDRF teams have been pressed into service in 12 districts, taking people to safer locations and distributing relief materials. Today, the NDRF team deployed at District Gopalganj for emergency response conducted evacuation operations in the flooded areas like Manjha, Gopalganj Sadar and Sidhwalia blocks and at Sangrampur Block in Motihari district, evacuated approx. 600 people to safer places.
In the intervening night of 22 & 23 July, 2020, 04 people were marooned near Sikrana Bridge due to sudden increase of water level of River Sikrana in West Champaran District of Bihar. On intimation, NDRF responded promptly and safely evacuated all stranded persons.
In yet another incident, a country made boat carrying 08 people & 07 cattle’s swept away in the sharp current of River Gandak near Village-Puchhariya, Block- Sangrampur, District- East Champaran, Bihar. NDRF team pre-positioned there responded promptly and assisted boat sailor to reach to safer place.
A total of 127 teams of NDRF have been prepositioned in flood-affected states to tackle monsoon related exigencies.
A 24x7, NDRF control room in New Delhi is closely monitoring the situation round the clock.
Issued By : PR Cell, NDRF HQ, New Delhi.