CYCLONIC STORM FANI : NDRF ON ALERT, PRE-POSITIONING IT’S 47 FLOOD RESCUE & RELIEF TEAMS
Dated 01/05/2019 Time: - 1500 Hrs.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on high alert and geared up to face any eventuality which may arise due to cyclonic storm “FANI” which is developing in Bay of Bengal and expected to cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, to the south of Puri on May 3rd. NDRF is closely monitoring the development. The Force has mobilized the necessary human & material resources to assist the local administration in case of any adverse situation. A total of 47 flood rescue & relief teams have been pre-positioned in the 25 vulnerable/coastal areas of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu & Kerala States to meet any eventuality arising due to cyclone. The pre-positioning is being done in close consultation with State administration. In addition, 24 teams are on alert standby` at NDRF bases Haringhata (West Bengal), Mundali (Odisha), Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), and Arrakkonam (Tamil Nadu).
West Bengal : 06 flood rescue teams of NDRF have been pre-positioned in 06 vulnerable locations. 01 team each has been pre-positioned at West Medinipur (Kharagpur), East Medinipur (Digha), North 24 Paraganas (Basirhat), South 24 Paraganas (Kakdwip), South 24 Paraganas (Dhamakhali) and Jhargram (Sankrail) district. In addition, 05 teams are kept on alert at NDRF base Haringhata, West Bengal and shall be mobilized as per demand.
Odisha : 25 flood rescue teams of NDRF have been pre-positioned in 14 vulnerable locations. 01 team each has been pre-positioned at Nayagarh, Cuttack, Gajpati, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal & Keonjhar districts. 02 teams each have been pre-positioned at Jajpur, Khorda, Ganjam, Bhadrak & Balasore districts. 03 teams each have been pre-positioned at Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts. In addition, 03 teams are on standby at NDRF base Mundali (Odisha) and shall be mobilized as per requirement.
Andhra Pradesh: 12 flood rescue teams of NDRF have been pre-positioned in various locations of State. 01 team has been pre-positioned at Vizianagaram, 09 teams have been pre-positioned at Srikakulam and 02 team are already deployed at NDRF Regional Response Centre (RRC) Vishakhpatnam. In addition, 04 teams are on stand-by at NDRF base Guntur (Andhra Pradesh).
Tamil Nadu: 02 teams are on alert mode at RRC Chennai and in close touch with state administration. 12 teams are on stand-by at NDRF base Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu.
Kerala : 02 teams are on alert mode at RRC Thrissur, Kerala.
Director General, NDRF is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with other agencies.
Issued By :- PR Cell, NDRF HQ, New Delhi