NEW DELHI, July 17 � With the flood scenario deteriorating in the State, the Centre has deployed five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) located at Guwahati in five of the worst affected districts. Ministry of Home Affairs is constantly monitoring the situation in close coordination with the Government of Assam.
An official spokesman announced that Government of India has taken necessary precautionary measures by deploying the NDRF teams having strength of approximately 40 personnel each. They have been deployed in the five districts of Dhubri, Dhemaji, Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur.
These teams are carrying special equipment to respond to any eventuality emanating from flood emergencies. The teams are equipped with the flood rescue equipment in sufficient numbers like Deep Diving Equipment (SCUBA sets), inflatable boats, lifebuoys, life jackets, sources said.
Sources said that as a result of water level exceeding the danger level in Brahmaputra, Dhubri, Disang, Jiabharli and Dhansiri (S), at least four districts including Dhemaji (46 villages), Jorhat( 25 villages), Lakhimpur (65villages) and Sonitpur (3 revenue circles) have been affected by floods.
Two lakh affected: Nearly two lakh people have been affected by the first wave of flood which has hit Assam�s twin districts of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji, PTI adds.
Four people have so far lost their lives in the flood that has inundated nearly 200 villages in the worst affected Jonai sub division, official sources said here today.
The district administrations of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji have pressed into service motor boats for rescue and relief operations. The boats belong to the district disaster management authority but incessant rain has hampered rehabilitation operation.