Nine teams deployed in various districts of Gujarat to deal with flood situation
06 Battalion NDRF team rescued two persons trapped inside flood waters in Junagadh area last evening. Maintaining safety parameters in view of Covid 19, the team brought both to safety by using rescue equipments and boat.
The team reached and rescued two trapped victims from catchment are of Und river near village Nathuvadla under Taluka Dhrol in Jamnagar district. With help of rescue equipments the team rescued Himsingh Bhai Balwant 25 and Bheemji Bhai 26 from the are to safety.
On Tuesday morning a call was received from Jodiya taluka SDM about 60 to 70 person trapped from last night at village- Jodiya in Taluka – Jodiya due to bay water and Und Dam – 2 Water. After competing the Nathuvadla operation team moved to Jodiya for rescue the trapped people.
A total of nine teams are 06 BN NDRF teams deployed in flood affected districts at Navsari, Surat, Valsad, Porbandar, Dwarka, Somnath, Jamnagar and Junagadh. Each team consists of 45 rescue members who are trained to deal with flood related disasters.
As their team will have the dual challenge of dealing with the flood as well as the corona virus infection, they are carrying the essential equipments to avoid this infection such as face-masks, hand gloves sanitizers, PPE kits and others. Additional teams are also put on standby in other NDRF battalions and will be called as per requirement.
NDRF teams consisting of doctors, paramedics, deep dive boats, lifebuoys, life jackets are there to deal with any emergency situation in the districts. The teams are equipped with Communication equipment like Quick deployable antenna (QDA), HF / VHF scuba set and latest sets, satellite phone and cutting equipment. These latest communication devices can also work in the failure of common communication networks in the affected area. Teams are also taking PPE for precautions against COVID-19.
This time NDRF planned a special strategy keeping in view of safety for both rescuers and effected people based on Dual disaster, Monsoon and Covid 19 Pandemic. NDRF carrying sufficient PPE and sanitization materials and a composition of paramedic staff.