NDRF rescues over 4500 people from flood affected areas in Assam

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GUWAHATI, July 16: Incessant rainfall for last one week in Assam resulted in rising water level of river Aie, Dhasiri, Puthimari, Beki, Barak, Katakhal, Kushiyara, Kopili & Brahmaputra which in turn created floods in 30 Districts of Assam. So far, 4500 people have been rescued from the flood-affected areas of Baksa, Morigaon, Golaghat, Kamrup (Rural) districts from July 11 to 16.

A total of fifteen teams of the NDRF, comprising about 380 personnel, have been deployed to tackle the flood situation in Assam.”The NDRF teams have evacuated more than 4500 people in Morigaon, Golaghat, Baksa, Kamrup Rural & Barpeta districts so far, relief and rescue operation is continuing,” said RS Gill, Officiating Commandant, 1st Battalion NDRF.

15 rescue teams have been positioned in the districts of Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Baksa, Guwahati, Silchar, Jorhat, Golaghat & Morigaon as well in view of the floods. A 24-hours NDRF control room in Guwahati is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with other agencies with regard to the developing situation in the state.At present 15 teams of NDRF with 38 deep divers, 48 IRB boats and all other life-saving aids are deployed in the flood affected areas.

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