In wake of the cyclonic storm “Hudhud” , National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has placed its 05 Battalions situated at Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar on high alert. These NDRF battalions comprise 51 teams.
In the state of AP, 06 rescue and relief teams have already been deployed at Srikakulam -02, Vijay Nagaram 01, Visakhapattam – 02 and East Godavari – 01 teams.
In Odisha, 09 NDRF teams are being considered for deployment in district Gajpatti – 01, Ganjam – 03, Khurda – 02, Cuttak – 01, Puri – 01 and Balasore 01.
04 teams each from NDRF Patna, Kolkota and Chennai battalions are moving towards Odisha and AP state.
A total of 27 teams are being deployed in vulnerable areas as a proactive measure to mitigate the situation during cyclonic storm.
One DIsG each has been stationed at Visakhapattam and Bhubaneswar to supervise the NDRF operations.
Total 162 boats and 54 deep diving sets with other flood rescue equipments are being sent to meet any challenges which may arise due to cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud