NDRF evacuates 6,800 persons from flood-hit areas in Bihar

at 8:15 pm
NDRF has alerted its teams to meet any eventuality arising due to heavy rains in Bihar. (Pic: NDRF)

New Delhi (NVI): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has evacuated over 6,800 persons from Bihar, the most flood-affected state in the country that has witnessed increasing trends in the flow of several rivers during this monsoon season.

Several rivers in the state such as Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Baghmati, Kamlabalan, Parman, Adhwara, and Koshi are overflowing due to incessant rains and this has disrupted normal life in several areas.

In view of IMD’s alert for heavy to heavy rainfall in the next few days in northern parts of the Bihar, NDRF has alerted its teams to meet any eventuality arising due to heavy rains. Some additional teams are kept as standby at NDRF Battalions and shall be mobilized as per demand.

“NDRF rescuers are relentlessly engaged to provide immediate succor to the stranded persons,” the force said in a statement.

(Pic courtesy; NDRF)

The incessant rains for the last couple of days created the flood-like situation across the country. NDRF as a part of proactive measures have prepositioned its 91 self-contained teams at vulnerable locations.

The Force is in constant touch with Indian Metrological Department (IMD), Centre Water Commission (CWC), and other agencies to render all assistance in the time of crises.

A 24×7, NDRF Control Room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation round the clock.