Indian Army teams on standby in view of heavy rain forecast

Hyderabad: Responding to the state government’s call, flood relief teams from the Indian Army have once again been put on standby in Hyderabad and Secunderabad for anticipated rescue operations due to a forecast for heavy rains. The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a yellow alert for the next few days in the city.

Around nine flood relief teams with boats are on standby, to be launched immediately on requirement. Additional teams and boats will also be sent depending on the situation. These preparations are over and above the current deployment of six flood relief teams with boats and medical facilities at Gulbarga and Yadgiri districts of Karnataka, where the army has already evacuated 427 marooned people to safe locations.

Over the pas week, heavy rains in Telangana had wreaked havoc and inundated several areas in Hyderabad like Bandlaguda, after which flood relief teams from the Indian Army also evacuated 153 people and distributed large number of food packets to stranded persons.

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