A total of 17 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising over 550 personnel have been deployed by the Centre in the flood-affected regions of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
The central force has also deployed about 60 boats and teams of paramedics to help those stranded after the heavy rainfall in the last few days in these areas.
“Nine flood rescue teams comprising 309 rescuers and equipped with 32 inflatable rubber boats and communication equipment have been pre-positioned at various rain-affected areas of Andhra Pradesh.
“While three teams are pre-positioned at Peduguralu, Narsarapet and Amravati areas of Guntur district, one team each is pre-positioned at Hyderabad and Vizag and two teams each are pre-positioned at Srikakulam and Nellore districts,” the NDRF said in a statement.
Similarly, it said, five flood rescue teams comprising 158 rescuers and 16 boats have been deployed at various flood prone areas of Telangana.
“One team each is pre-positioned at Medak and Nizamabad and three teams are pre-positioned at Hyderabad,” the NDRF said.
In Karnataka, three teams comprising 84 rescuers have been deployed in Bidar, Kalaburagi and Bengaluru districts.
“In addition to these, 17 flood rescue teams are also pre-positioned across other states for quick response to flood-like situations.
“NDRF teams are in touch with local administration and monitoring the situation round the clock,” it said.