4 more NDRF team airlifted to Kerala

People shift from a flood-hit locality in Kochi on Wednesday. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery reportedly suspended operations till Saturday due to rains and floods. PTI

Four more teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being airlifted to Kerala, which is facing heavy rains.

Following the unprecedented rains and Indian Metrological Department's red alert for several districts, the fresh teams are being airlifted from the NDRF Base in Pune to Kerala.

Presently, 14 teams of NDRF are deployed in the flood-affected areas in Idukki, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Alaphuza, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Thrissur and Pathanamthitta districts.

On Thursday, NDRF teams commenced rescue and evacuation operations at various flood-affected areas of Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Alapuzha.

NDRF teams evacuated 53 persons in Kozhikode, 60 in Pathanamthitta, 115 in Ernakulam, 47 in Thrissur and 24 in Alapuzha.

So far, NDRF teams have rescued seven precious lives and evacuated 685 people in Kerala. A round-the-clock NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with other agencies for further deployment.

 

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