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Over 4,000 NDRF personnel deployed for flood rescue ops countrywide

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Eighty-nine NDRF teams, comprising over 4,000 rescuers, have been deployed across flood-prone states in the country for relief and rescue operations, a senior said today.

Of these, he said, 45 teams have been "pre-positioned" in the states where rains and floods usually occur during the monsoon season.

Twelve (NDRF) teams have been deployed across Assam, seven in Bihar, four each in Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir, three each in and West Bengal, two each in and Punjab, and one each in Sikkim, Tripura, and

The rest of the teams are prepared and have been placed on alert. They can be air-lifted or dispatched by land in case of an emergency, the said.

Each NDRF team has about 45 personnel.

"These teams are self-contained and equipped with to deal with an emergency. The teams are also equipped with modern communication gadgets," the said.

Till now, NDRF teams have evacuated 13,550 people from various flood affected areas.

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First Published: Thu, July 05 2018. 19:10 IST