FLOOD RESCUE OPERATION BY NDRF IN GUJARAT
Date : 14/09/2021 Time: 1700 Hrs.
Heavy rainfall in state of Gujarat has caused flooding in many parts of Rajkot and Jamnagar district as well as other low lying areas. As per the IMD report, heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted at isolated places over Gujarat, M.P., Chhattisgarh and parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Presently 20 NDRF teams are deployed in Gujarat including 04 teams at district Jamnagar and 03 teams at Rajkot while 01 team each is deployed at Gandhinagar, Surat, Bhavnagar, Valsad, Navsari, Gir-Somnath, Dwarka, Amreli, Morbi, Botad, Porbandar, Junagarh and Vadodara for flood rescue and relief work. In addition, 07 teams are also kept on alert at different NDRF base to be deployed in any contingency.
Deployed teams are engaged in rescue and relief work and providing helps to the affected people in coordination with the local authorities. So far, NDRF teams have rescued about 8000 stranded people during this flood season and evacuated more than 5000 persons to safer places across different parts of the country.
Besides, for immediate response during flood in any part of the country, total 141 NDRF teams are deployed across India at various vulnerable locations for saving precious lives.
NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation round the clock 24X7 and is in close coordination with concerned authorities.
Issued By: PR Cell NDRF