Cyclonic storm ‘Nilofar’

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The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is fully geared up for rescue operations in the wake of cyclonic storm ‘Nilofar’ in Arabian Sea along Gujarat coast. NDRF has alerted its 03 Battalions situated at Vadodara (Gujarat), Pune (Maharashtra) and Bathinda (Punjab). 07 rescue and relief teams are pre-positioned at Gandhidam, Dwarka, Porbandar, Veeraval, Rajkot and two teams at Bhuj in Gujarat. NDRF teams are being deployed in vulnerable areas as proactive measures to mitigate the situation during cyclonic storm.

Apart from 07 teams, 09 NDRF teams are on standby and awaiting deployment instructions. Boats with other flood rescue equipment are being sent to meet any challenges which may arise due to cyclonic storm ‘Nilofar’.

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