32 NDRF Teams on High Alert due to blockage in Brahmaputra River in Tibet

PRESS-NOTE

32 NDRF Teams on High Alert due to blockage in Brahmaputra River in Tibet.

Date -20/10/2018 Time 1600 Hrs

A landslide blocked the mainstream of Brahmaputra River in the Tibet Autonomous Region and created a barrier lake. This poses a danger to the downstream Indian region, as the sudden release of water from this temporary lake may suddenly flood the catchment area of Bharmputra river in India.

In view of the emerging situation and as a precautionary measure, 32 well prepared teams of National Disaster Response force have been deployed in likely to be affected Districts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Out of which,13 team are deployed in Arunachal Pradesh, 2 at Upper Siang and 11 at East Siang district.

Out of total 12 teams deployed in Assam , 7 at Dhemaji and 1 each at Dibrugarh, Lakhmpur , Sivasagar , Tinsukiya, and Jorhat .

For gearing up the full precautionary measure 6 teams of NDRF were airlifted from Kolkata and 8 teams from Bhubaneshwer yesterday night. All NDRF teams are fully equipped with various flood rescues & life-saving equipment; some additional teams are kept on standby at NDRF battalion locations for further deployment as the situation arises.

A 24x7, NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation round the clock and is in touch with state administration.

Issued By : PR Cell, NDRF HQ, New Delhi.