Cyclone Tauktae: Army carrying out rescue & relief ops

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Army personnel with equipment ready for any rescue and relief op cyclone hit areas

New Delhi (NVI) With the Cyclone Tauktae striking, six Army rescue and relief teams have been activated for rescue and relief operations in Diu.

These teams travelled for 12 hours, braving cyclonic high speed winds and rains to reach Diu, an Army spokesman said here today.

Working overnight under adverse climatic conditions, the road between Gir and Diu which was blocked at many places due to fallen trees, debris and damaged electrical wires along with poles was cleared by the Army teams restoring movement of essential supplies, medical support and civil traffic to cyclone hit Diu, he said.
The wind speeds having considerably reduced and Army teams are now assisting the civil administration to save lives and restore property by helping the locals, the spokesman said.
Six additional Army teams have been staged forward to Junagarh to deal with aftereffects of cyclone at other cyclone hit places like Botad, Amreli and Bhavnagar, he said.