Five troupes of Army personnel are being sent to flood-hit Kurnool and Mahbubnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh while four defence helicopters too have been pressed into rescue and relief operations, Chief Minister K Rosaiah said in Hyderabad on Friday.
The Chief Minister has been constantly reviewing the situation with officials of the State Disaster Management Department.
A team of 120 National Disaster Response Force men from Arakkonam has been summoned to Hyderabad, from where it will sent to Kurnool and Mahbubnagar districts to carry out rescue and relief operations. Inflatable boats are also being dispatched to the districts for the operations.
Six power boats of the AP Tourism Development Corporation have also been pressed into service.
The State government has placed battalions of the AP Special Police at the disposal of the respective district collectors to aid the administration in the rescue operations. The Chief Minister said all arrangements have been made to drop food packets for the people stranded in floods.
Senior IAS officers have been rushed to Kurnool, Mahbubnagar and Krishna districts to oversee flood relief operations, Rosaiah added.