News Desk: Incessant rainfall in the last four days in Assam resulted in an unexpected flood in Hallang Bari and Kathalmuri Ghat villages under Revenue circle Bajali, District-Barpeta (Assam).
The flood situation was created due to the overflowing of Rivers Rupohi and Pahumara. This unexpected flood created havoc in the life of the locals. Immediately, a team of 1st Battalion NDRF reached the site and evacuated 236 marooned villagers and transported them to safer places. Besides, teams are also assisting the district administration in the distribution of masks, screening of inundated areas, and maintained proper social distancing due to the COVID-19 emergency.
More than 460 marooned villagers have been evacuated this monsoon season by the 1st Battalion NDRF Guwahati. Nine Search & Rescue teams of NDRF are pre-positioned in Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Kamrup Metro, Barpeta, Cachar, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, and Tinsukia. Another four search & rescue teams of NDRF are earmarked to tackle the flood situation. NDRF control room is keeping a close watch in other flood-affected areas.
On the unexpected development of flood situation, Shri Randhir Singh Gill, Commandant 1st NDRF Guwahati, said in a statement, “NDRF is always standby for the affected people at the time of need. People need to maintain social distancing and use of mask, sanitizer, and proper handwashing in amid COVID-19 situation.”