OVER 4000 PERSONS EVACUATED BY NDRF IN BIHAR
Date 30th September 2019 Time : 1600 hrs
Bihar is battling floods yet again this monsoon season, as the water level in the Ganga and other rivers surged after heavy rainfall continued to lash the region. Heavy rains for the last 3 days, created water logging in Patna and its surrounding areas viz. Rajendra Nagar, Kankar Bagh, Patrakar Nagar, Hanuman Nagar, Malahi Pakri, etc. and disrupted the normal life of the populace. In most of the places, people are stuck in their houses due to waterlogging. Patna is among the worst affected, with flood-like situation in the city and its suburban areas.
Considering the situation, NDRF has deployed its 19 teams in 14 districts of Bihar. 05 teams are operational at Patna, 02 teams are deployed at Bhagalpur and 01 team each at Buxar, Munger, Begusarai, Gopalganj, Kishanganj, Katihar, Khagaria, Madhubani, Supaul, Vaishali, Araria & Darbhanga.
NDRF personnels have been working tirelessly to provide all possible help to the trapped people in the waterlogged area. Teams are assisting them to reach the safe places with the help of rescue boats. More than 200 rescuers with 36 rescue boats are engaged to evacuate the people to safer places. Today i.e on 30th September 2019 more than 4000 affected people have been evacuated that includes women, patients, children and elderly and shifted to the safer places by NDRF in Patna. The operations continue in Bihar.
So far, during entire monsoon season, NDRF teams evacuated 8603 flood-affected persons including 20 pregnant ladies to safer places. In addition, teams also provided medical assistance to 5806 persons in Bihar.
Director General, NDRF is personally monitoring the situation round the clock and is in close touch with the local administration. NDRF control rooms in Delhi and Patna are closely monitoring the situation.
Issued By ; PR Cell, NDRF HQ, New Delhi.