Assam Flood : Flood situation in Assam and Bihar continues to deteriorate even further as the water level is rising at a speed of 2-3 cm per hour in Assam.26 lakh affected Assam floods, At least 15 dead as situation worsens. To resque the affected people More than a hundred National Disaster Response Force National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) have been deployed in various flood-affected areas of the country including Bihar and Assam . In addition, 24X7 NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation to coordinate with various agencies for further deployment.
“As a part of proactive measures, 119 teams of NDRF have been deployed in various parts of the country keeping in view the disaster vulnerability and to keep
extra vigil at locations where heavy rainfalls cause flood”, the statement read.
All NDRF teams are equipped with boats, divers and other flood rescue related equipment and will be making the best use of their professionalism and technology in the discharge of their mandate, said the statement.
In Assam, 14 NDRF teams have been deployed in Barpeta,Bongaigaon, Biswanath, Chariali, Cachar, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Guwahati, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Sivasagar and Tinsukia to tackle the worsening flood situation in the districts due to torrential rain and overflowing rivers and water
On Monday, in the low lying areas of district Bishwanath, Chariali, Golaghat,Morigaon and Tinsukia, NDRF evacuated 460 people and shifted them to safer places and so far over 3000 people have been evacuated in Assam the force.
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