Flood Rescue Operation In Kokrajhar District By 1st Battalion NDRF

News Desk: Incessant rainfall in Assam and Bhutan Border region has caused a severe flood in the Kokrajhar district of Assam. The flood situation is created due to overflowing the River Gaurang. This flood has disturbed the life of many locals.

Soon after a team of 1st Battalion, NDRF reached the flood-affected Gaurang Char village. The village is situated under the revenue circle of Kokrajahr district, Assam. The NDRF team evacuated the marooned villagers. The NDRF team transported the villagers to safer places.

The teams are also assisting district administration in the distribution of masks, screening the inundated areas, and maintaining proper social distancing due to the COVID-19 emergency.

More than 2800 marooned villagers and 25 livestock has been evacuated this monsoon season by NDRF.

16 Search and Rescue teams of NDRF are deployed for flood rescue operations in Assam. The areas are Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural, Dhubri, and Barpeta. Goalpara, Golaghat, Cachar, Kokrajhar, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, and Tinsukia are the other areas.

Besides four Search & Rescue teams of NDRF earmarked for tackling the flood situation. NDRF control room also keeps close watch in other flood-affected areas.

On the development of flood situation Randhir Singh Gill, Commandant 1st NDRF Guwahati, said in a statement, “NDRF is always standby for the flood-affected people at the time of need. Now people need to maintain social distancing and use of mask, sanitizer, and proper handwashing in COVID-19 situation.”

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Written by Mriganka Pathak


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