NDRF evacuates more than 53,000 flood victims


Due to impending flood situation in several districts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, NDRF has deployed 21 flood rescue teams in Bihar and 19 in Uttar Pradesh. Total 75 teams of NDRF are operational in various parts of the country. NDRF rescuers are relentlessly engaged in rescue and relief work.

NDRF Flood Rescue Teams deployed in Bihar at Munger, Samastipur, Begusarai, Fathuha, Patna, Bhagalpur, Didarganj, Danapur, Bakhtiyarpur, Buxer, Vaishali and Chapra conducted rescue and relief operations and evacuated more than 1,748 marooned people to safer places. NDRF teams also distributed relief materials and provided medical care to 130 stranded people in Bihar.

Similarly in Uttar Pradesh, NDRF teams conducted rescue and relief operations at Allahabad, Banda, Gazipur, Varanasi and Ballia districts, evacuating 2,163 people, who were stranded in low lying areas, to safer places. Besides NDRF teams distributed relief materials in flood prone areas and provided medical care to 601 persons in UP. In addition, one team of NDRF prepositioned at Mangan, North Sikkim resumed rescue and relief operation yesterday at Tingbungand village, evacuating more than 280 persons to safer places and also distributed relief materials.

The teams are not only evacuating the flood victims to safer places but also providing medical care and distributing relief materials to the marooned villagers. So far, NDRF teams have evacuated/rescued more than 53,000 persons and provided medical assistance to 12,200 needy persons in this monsoon season. Operations are still continuing.

Shri O.P. Singh, Director General, NDRF is personally monitoring the situation and providing all directions to the senior officials who are leading the operations in the flood affected areas. NDRF responders are doing their best to get in touch with each marooned person in the flood prone areas of the states.

A 24X7 NDRF Control Room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation and remains in touch with other agencies. Its phone numbers are: 011-24363260 / 24363261 and email ID: hq.ndrf@nic.in

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