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Fire Personnel Continue Flood Rescue Operations, 106 Teams Deployed Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As major rivers across Odisha continue to be in spate and has affected over four lakh people in low-lying areas, teams of Odisha Fire Service are working relentlessly day and night to rescue people from the flood-hit areas of the state.

In order to meet the prevailing flood situation, 14 rescue teams with powerboats have been deployed in Jajpur district to carry out rescue and relief operation effectively. Besides, 12 teams each with powerboats have been deployed in Kendrapara and Bhadrak district for rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected area.

Teams with Power Boats mobilised from unaffected districts of Southern Range, Berhampur and Northern Range, Sambalpur have been deployed to Puri and Jagatsinghpur district and remain under the control of District Magistrate & Collector, Puri & Jagatsinghpur respectively to undertake rescue and relief operation as and when necessary.

One team of Dhamnagar FS has rescued one person named Pratap Barik aged about 46 years, S/o Rakshyakara Barik of Dudurapatna of Sundarpur GP from top of a tree inside the flood area at late night i.e. about 11.30 PM near Khothari Ghat.

This team has also rescued a pregnant lady from the marooned village of Gunthani under Bayagidihi GP using Powerboat and shifted to hospital safely. A team of Tihidi FS under Bhadrak District has shifted another pregnant lady from the marooned village Orali under Bodak GP through the powerboat.

A team of Athmallick Fire Station has rescued 30 persons from the marooned Village of Kudagaon and shifted to Multi Purpose Flood Shelter. A team of Rasulpur Fire Station has rescued one person named Chandan Behera aged about 18 years crossing the Brahmani river who was swept away in river current and took shelter in top of a tree at 9 PM in poor visibility with high current of water in the river.

Cuttack Fire Station team has rescued nine persons including five children form an isle of Kacharamal. A team of Bari Fire Station has rescued one pregnant lady along with her husband and daughter who were stranded on the terrace of their house. Besides, another team of Bari Fire Station has also rescued a pregnant lady along with an old women and one girl from Masjid sahi and shifted to shelter house using powerboat.

Dr. Satyajit Mohanty, DG of Police, Fire Service, Home Guards & Civil Defence, Odisha took a review of flood situation and probable flood in Mahanadi river system along with senior officers and has ordered for mobilization of necessary manpower & logistics as quick as possible.

He has also directed to keep some teams at OFDRI, Naraj for their immediate deployment in the flood-hit area. The State Fire Control Room is functioning 24 x 7 monitoring the relief & rescue operation in all flood-affected areas of the State.

Now total 88 teams have been deployed with powerboats and rescue gears to the flood-affected districts for rescue and relief operations. Besides, additional 18 teams are kept stand by at Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Institute, Naraj, Cuttack for their immediate deployment if required.

The details of the total of 106 teams are mentioned as under.

Sl. No. District Name of the FS Team available with Power Boat Extra team mobilized outside the district
1. Jajpur Jajpur 01 team with Boat 06 team mobilised from O/o the CFO (O), Ctc/Tirtol/ Agarpada/ Udala/ Khaira/ Hindol
Bari 01 team with Boat
Binjharpur 01 team with Boat
Chandikhol 01 team with Boat
Dasarathapur 01 team with Boat
Rashulpur 01 team with Boat
2. Kendrapara Kendrapara 01 team with Boat
Aul 01 team with Boat 01 team mobilised from Nuagaon FS
Garadpur 01 team with Boat
Mahakalpada 01 team with Boat
Pattamundai 01 team with Boat 01 team mobilised from Khurda FS
Rajnagar 01 team with Boat
Rajkanika 01 team with Boat
3. Jagatsinghpur Jagatsinghpur 01 team with Boat 04 team mobilised from Aska/ Digapahandi/Phulbani/Jagannath Prasad
Tirtol 01 team with Boat
Biridi 01 team with Boat
Balikuda 01 team with Boat
Erasama 01 team with Boat
Kujanga 01 team with Boat
Raghunathpur 01 team with Boat
4. Bhadrak Bhadrak 01 team with Boat
Agarpada 01 team with Boat
Bhandaripokhari 01 team with Boat
Dhamnagar 01 team with Boat
Gadi 01 team with Boat
Basudevpur 01 team with Boat
Dhamara 01 team with Boat
5. Puri Pui 01 team with Boat 02 team mobilised from Keonjhar & Angul
Krushna Prasad 01 team with Boat
Satyabadi 01 team with Boat
Pipli 01 team with Boat
Champahar 01 team with Boat
Nimapara 01 team with Boat
Gop 01 team with Boat
Brahmagiri 01 team with Boat
6. Nayagarh Nayagarh 01 team with Boat 02 team mobilised from Jharsuguda & Bolangir
Bhapur 01 team with Boat
Gania 01 team with Boat
Daspalla 01 team with Boat
Ranapur 01 team with Boat
7. Khurda Khurda 01 team with Boat
Banapur 01 team with Boat
Balugaon 01 team with Boat
8. Balasore Balasore 01 team with Boat
Bhogarai 01 team with Boat
Jaleswar 01 team with Boat
Baliapal 01 team with Boat
Basta 01 team with Boat
Remuna 01 team with Boat
Soro 01 team with Boat
Niligiri 01 team with Boat
Khaira 01 team with Boat
9. Bhadrak Bhadrak 01 team with Boat
Bhandaripokhari 01 team with Boat
Dhamnagar 01 team with Boat
Gadi 01 team with Boat
Dhamara 01 team with Boat
Basudevpur 01 team with Boat
10. Mayurbhanj

(Rairangpur)

Rairangpur 01 team with Boat
Bijatola 01 team with Boat
Karanjia 01 team with Boat
11. Mayurbhanj

(Baripada)

Baripada 01 team with Boat
Rajgobindpur 01 team with Boat
Chitrada 01 team with Boat
Bangriposi 01 team with Boat
Betonati 01 team with Boat
Badasahi 01 team with Boat
12. OFDRI, Naraj,Ctc OFDRI, Naraj,Ctc 02 team mobilised from Bargarh & Keonjhar
Ganjam

(Berhampur)

Berhampur 01 team with Boat
Digapahandi 01 team with Boat
Patrapur 01 team with Boat
Chikiti 01 team with Boat
Kanisi 01 team with Boat
13. Ganjam

(Chhatrapur)

Chhatrapur 01 team with Boat
Rambha 01 team with Boat
Jaganath Prasad 01 team with Boat
Dharakote 01 team with Boat
Aska 01 team with Boat
Kabisuryanagar 01 team with Boat
Hinjlicut 01 team with Boat
Seragada 01 team with Boat
Polosara 01 team with Boat
Sorada 01 team with Boat
14. Dhenkanal Dhenkanal 01 team with Boat
Gondia 01 team with Boat
Bhuban 01 team with Boat
Kamakhyanagar 01 team with Boat
Parjang 01 team with Boat
Hindol 01 team with Boat

(moved to Bari FS)

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