Indian Navy Launched “Operation Madad” For Flood-Hit Kerala

Indian navy Operation Madad

Indian defence forces are always ahead when it comes to help people facing floods in any part of the country. Similarly Indian Navy Launched “Operation Madad” For Flood-Hit Kerala. Navy’s operation for helping people in Kerala started on Thursday. The Southern Naval Command at Kochi. Since its launching day, It has rescued many people from the flood hit areas of the state.

According to reports, a diving team and a Gemini inflatable boat was sent. It has been sent to Kalpetta and started its rescue operations.

Operation Madad by Indian Navy

It is the operation is run by Indian Navy. Under the operation, a diving team, Gemini inflatable boats and Naval helicopters are being utilised to rescue people. Power tools, axes and relief material is being carried out by the Navy along with them. The aim is to help administration to perform disaster relief operations in flood hit parts of the state.

Ealier, Wayanad’s deputy collector had made a request to Indian Navy for starting the operation. Below are some highlights of rescue operation:

Two teams were sent to Kalpetta, Wayanad and Panmarum with Gemini boats. These areas are 13 Km from outh of Mananthavady. The team evacuated 55 stranded people.

One another team was also air lifted by Seaking helicopter to Kalpetta under Operation Madad. It contained gears and two electric Generators with them as per the request made by district administration.

Three additional teams were sent to Aluva for augmenting the rescue.

Similarly Indian Army is also working on rescuing people. They have also started similar Operation. Indian Army gave name “Operation Sahyog” to their efforts in Kerala.

The army has sent its men and machinery for performing relief and rescue operations at different areas of the state. The Army mainly covered Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Idukki as high rain and landslides hit various northern districts of the state. The Army has deployed eight columns of army personnel to various regions of Kerala. Out of eight columns, two are mainly for the Idukki district. Idukki is among worst hit areas of the state. Temporary bridges are also being constructed for evacuations of people.

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