Dated 15/08/2018 Time: -1800 Hrs.

In view of unprecedented rains and Indian Metrological Department red alert for several districts, 04 more teams of NDRF are being airlifted from the NDRF Base Pune to Kerala to strengthen the response.

2. Presently, 14 teams of NDRF are deployed in the flood affected areas of Distt. Idukki, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Alaphuza, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Thrissur and Pathanamthitta.

3. Today NDRF teams commenced rescue and evacuation operations at various flood affected areas of Kozhikode, Pathananmthilla, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Amapuzha district. NDRF teams evacuated 53 persons in Kozhikode, 60 in Pathananmthilla, 115 in Ernakulam, 47 in Thrissur and 24 in Amapuzha. Besides NDRF teams are assisting to the state authority to distribute relief materials.

4. So far, NDRF teams have rescued 07 precious lives and evacuated 685 people in Kerala .

5. A 24X7, NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation round the clock and is in touch with other agencies for further deployment.

Issued By: PR Cell NDRF