Bhubaneswar: Taking into account the prevailing flood situation in Odisha, seven rescue teams of Odisha Fire Service with power boats have been deployed in Jajpur district to carry out rescue and relief operation effectively. As many teams each with power boats have been deployed in Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore District to meet any emergency effectively. Two more teams have also been mobilised to Kendrapara for additional deployment.
Five more teams with power boats have been mobilised from unaffected districts of Southern Range, Berhampur and five teams from Northern Range, Sambalpur to remain as stand-by under the control Puri and Jagatsinghpur Collectors to undertake rescue and relief operation in the likely flood affected areas of Mahanadi river system.
The State Fire Control Room is functioning round-the-clock and monitoring relief and rescue operation in all flood affected areas of the State. All together 334 persons have been rescued today by Odisha Fire Service so far, during the on-going floods and heavy rains.
One team of Chauliaganj Fire Station (FS) of Cuttack District has rescued 13 persons from a marooned area of Kanahiapur of Cuttack town by using power boats.
A team of Dhamnagar FS of Bhadrak District have rescued a person who was trapped in the marooned area of Arjunpur using Power boats. A team of Bari FS under Jajpur District have rescued six persons including one new-born baby from Shankarkula of Bari block using rescue boats.
Teams of Chandikhol FS rescued 180 persons including one pregnant woman of village Ishlambad, Badammahal, Kepa, Amir Mahal and Badasahi of Badchana Block using two power boats. Team of Binjharpur FS under Jajpur District have rescued five persons from Chandramu and Mallipur using rescue boats. Team of Dashrathpur FS of Jajpur District have rescued four persons from Dattapur, Ardhalua, Narayansahi, Mathasahi and Nayaksahi.
Two teams of Jajpur Fire Station rescued 9 persons with power boats from Nelipur and Beherapatna. As well as three teams of Rasulpur FS under Jajpur District rescued 116 persons from Sanagobindapur, Sarifabag and Bandhadiha.
Fire Services DG, Satyajit Mohanty reviewed the flood situation and probable flood in Mahanadi river system and has ordered for mobilization of necessary manpower & logistics. Mohanty has asked all Fire Stations to remain in readiness to meet any eventualities.