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Assam: Amidst flood-like situations, additional NDRF team airlifted to Barak Valley

Guwahati: In response to the ongoing flood situation in Barak Valley in Assam, an additional team from the first Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed to the region.
The team was airlifted from Guwahati's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport to Silchar Airport in the Cachar district of Assam.
This deployment is in addition to the NDRF team already stationed in the region.
The proactive measures are intended to provide immediate assistance and support to manage and mitigate the effects of the flooding in Barak Valley.
The first battalion of NDRF is undertaking regular flood rescue operations in the state. It has been assisting the district and state administration in the flood-affected areas.
The 1st Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is located in Patgaon, Guwahati, Assam. The NDRF is a multi-agency organization that is part of the Indian Armed Forces and is responsible for responding to natural and man-made disasters.
The floods in Assam in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal have so far claimed eight lives of six people including two children died in the last 24 hours.
The flood situation in Assam is still grim as nearly 3.50 lakh people, including over 78,000 children from 11 districts, have been affected by the deluge.
The NDRF, SDRF, Police, Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) and local administration are engaged in rescue operations in many flood-hit areas and on Friday the teams rescued 615 people.
Earlier on Friday, one such rescue operation was held in Kandhulimari and Baliram Pathar villages in Doboka and Hojai, where a total of 149 persons were rescued, including 47 children and one pregnant woman.
The NDRF remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents affected by the flood or flood-like conditions. The teams are equipped and prepared to handle the situation with efficiency and dedication.
According to the latest flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), six people including two children died after drowning in flood waters in the state in the last 24 hours.
The ASDMA flood report stated that three persons, including a child, died in the Cachar district, two persons including a child died in the Hailakandi district and one died in the Karbi Anglong West district.
Nearly 1.20 lakh people were affected in the Cachar district while 78756 people were affected in the Nagaon district, 77030 people in the Hojai district, 52684 people in the Karimganj district, 10165 people in Hailakandi district.
A total of 560 villages under 25 revenue circles of Karbi Anglong, Dhemaji, Hojai, Cachar, Karimganj, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Hailakandi, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong West and Dima Hasao districts are still submerged under water.
The water levels of several rivers including Kopili, Barak, Katakhal and Kushiyara are flowing above the danger level mark following torrential rain.
The administration has set up 187 relief camps and distribution centres where 68,600 people are taking shelter.

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