CYCLONIC STORM VAYU: 12 ADDITIONAL NDRF TEAMS BEING AIRLIFTED TO GUJARAT

PRESS-NOTE

CYCLONIC STORM VAYU: 12 ADDITIONAL NDRF TEAMS BEING AIRLIFTED TO GUJARAT

Date 12/ 06/2019 Time: 1300 Hrs

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed its 40 rescue & relief teams along the coastal areas of Gujarat and Diu in the wake of anticipated cyclonic storm Vayu for rescue & relief operations. 36 teams have been pre-positioned/deployed at Kutch, Morbi, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka, Porbandar, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Junagarh, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Surat and Gandhi Nagar while 04 teams have been pre-positioned at Diu for prompt response. NDRF teams assisting the local administration in evacuating/relocating the people to safer places. Today, NDRF teams relocated over 74,000 people from coastal areas of Morbi, Bhavnagar, Junagarh, Gir Somnath, Jam Nagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Kutch, Porbandar, Rajkot & Amreli districts of Gujarat. The evacuation is still in progress.

In addition, 06 NDRF teams each are being airlifted from Patna Airport and INS Rajali to Gujarat. This will raise the number to 52 teams in Gujarat (47 teams) & Diu (05 Teams) for assisting the local administration in rescue & relief work.

All NDRF teams are keeping close vizil over the development of cyclonic storm with the local administration.Essential equipment & tools are kept on ready in vulnerable locations.

In addition, NDRF teams are generating awareness among the locals in the vulnerable areas about the measures to be taken to deal with cyclonic storm and other eventualities that may arise due to cyclone.

Director General, NDRF is regularly coordinating with the Central Ministries/agencies and State authorities for an effective response during the anticipated cyclonic storm.

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