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Relief & rescue efforts by Indian Coast Guard in floods-hit areas of Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka go on

Updated: July 26, 2021 12:10 pm
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has deployed its resources to aid the civil authorities in relief &rescue operations in floods-hit areas of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.The ICG despatchedDisaster Relief Teams (DRT) with inflatable Gemini boat and life-saving gear to the affected areas. The DRTs reached areas rendered unapproachable due to water inundation especially in Chiplun & Mahad districts of Maharashtra and Umlijoog, Khargejoog, Bodjug Island and Kinnar village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. The teams evacuated the stranded people and provided relief material.

The services of Coast Guard air station at Ratnagiri are also being extended to Indian Navy and Indian Air Force aircraft for airlifting of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, relief material and facilitating rescue operations across the affected regions.

As on July 25, 2021, the ICG has saved 215 precious lives across these three states. The ICG DRTs, ships and aircraft are on standby for immediate mobilisation, if need be and a close coordination with local administration is being maintained.

Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force are also providingsupport to the civil administration and National as well as the State Disaster Management Authorities in relief and rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of the three states.

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