CYCLONIC STORM NISARGA: NDRF GEAR UP FOR CYCLONE NISARGA
Date : 03/06/2020 Time: 1400 Hrs
The cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ building over east-central and adjoining the southeast Arabian Sea will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Union Territory of Daman & Diu and Dadar & Nagar Haveli, as per India Metrological Department (IMD) forecast.
With the issue of cyclone warning for these States/UT’s, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), as a part of proactive measures, has mobilized adequate resources & self-contained rescue & relief teams in the likely affected areas of these States/UT’s. The NDRF teams are equipped with Wireless Sets, Satellite Phone, Cutters, and various equipment & tools. The NDRF teams are keeping close watch over the development of the situation and are in close coordination with the local administration. All precautions are being taken to ensure zero casualties, including relocating people from unsafe localities.
As many as 20 NDRF teams have been deployed in the coastal areas of Maharashtra. 01 team has been deployed in Sindhudurg, 02 teams each have been deployed at Ratnagiri, Thane & Palghar, 05 teams have been deployed at Raigad, while 08 teams have been deployed at Mumbai. Besides, 01 team is kept as a reserve at NDRF Base Pune, Maharashtra, and shall be mobilized as per demand.
16 NDRF teams have been deployed at coastal areas of Gujarat. 01 team each has been deployed at Gandhi Nagar, Bharuch, Amreli, Gir Somnath, Anand, Bhav Nagar & Kheda, 02 teams at Navsari, 03 teams at Surat whereas 04 teams at Valsad. Besides, 02 additional teams are kept as a reserve at NDRF Base Vadodara, Gujarat.
02 teams each have been deployed in Daman (Daman & Diu) and Silvassa (Dadar & Nagar Haveli) amid of cyclonic storm Nisarga. All teams are on the alert mode in their respective locations.
Director-General, NDRF Sh. Satya Narayan Pradhan is closely monitoring the situation round the clock and is in close touch with various authorities/stakeholders.
Issued By : PR Cell, NDRF HQ