NEW DELHI: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 50 teams in Gujarat for evacuation and rescue operations in view of the landfall of “extremely severe” cyclone Tauktae on Monday evening. More than 1.5 lakh people have been evacuated from the coastal districts.
The NDRF director general, SN Pradhan, has said that as per inputs received from the meteorological department, Gujarat will have the biggest impact of the cyclone. Pradhan tweeted pictures of his NDRF teams engaged in evacuation of villagers in Gir Somnath, Dwarka and Kutch regions of Gujarat.
The NDRF has deployed 101 teams across six states — Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. — which have been affected by the Tauktae cyclone. Some of the teams are engaged in restoration drives in Goa where the cyclone had devastated electric poles and uprooted trees disrupting power and water supplies.
Pradhan said his teams are restoring normalcy in Diu, helping citizens and local administration in road clearance and restoration work. tnn