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Flood relief operation intensified in Jorhat

By Correspondent

JORHAT, July 10 - To provide relief materials and medical service to the flood-hit people in the northwestern part of Jorhat, the district administration has intensified emergency measures across the affected areas and alerted the officials concerned to monitor the relief operation.

Officials of the district disaster management cell said that they have opened a new relief camp today at Borbheti LP School and have sent foodstuff to flood-affected villagers of Namoni Gayangaon. The people of the flood-hit village are still taking shelter on the raised platforms on their own premises.

Meanwhile, a 35-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has reached Jorhat to conduct rescue and relief operation in the flood-affected areas. Officials of the district disaster management cell said the team is fully equipped with boats and other necessary materials to carry out any kind of operation.

Besides providing relief materials, the district administration has also sent medical teams to the relief camps.

Another team of veterinary officials also visited some flood-affected areas today.

Though a long portion of the north embankment of Bhogdoi river was eroded by the rising waters two days ago, the water resource department officials and the army personnel today made considerable progress in the protection work at the disaster-prone area.

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