Monday, September 24, 2012

Indian Army's 4 Corps Carries Out Flood Relief Ops In Assam

DSC02273 by Chindits
DSC02273, a photo by Chindits on Flickr.
‘Gajraj Corps’ is continuing with its flood relief operation to provide relief and aid to flood affected people of Assam. 21 specialized flood relief task force of Army with engineer equipments and rescue boats are carrying out flood relief operations in Sootia Sub Division of Sonitpur District. Army helicopters have also been pressed into service and large numbers of sorties were carried out distributing 2.5 tons of food packets. Army has rescued more than 6000 flood-affected people and evacuated them to relief camps established by the civil administration and NGOs.

Senior officers of the Army are personally supervising the relief efforts in conjunction with the civil administration. Prior preparation and risk assessment of likely flood prone areas helped Army to reach affected areas at the earliest for carrying out flood relief operations. Based on the experience of recent flood relief operations Army has established medical camps in the flood affected areas as containment of post flood health hazards and prevention of epidemic breakout is a serious concern.

The additional specialized flood relief task force of Army equipped with mechanized boats, life jackets, medical aid and other relief material have been kept on high alert to be deployed immediately should situation further deteriorate.


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