The Indian Navy on Thursday carried out rescue and relief operations in Andhra Pradesh’s Eluru district, which was cut off due to severe floods after the Godavari river inundated.
Relief material was dropped by helicopter in flood-hit villages (Photo: India Today)
The Indian Navy on Thursday carried out rescue and relief operations in flood-hit villages of Eluru district of Andhra Pradesh. The district was cut off due to severe floods after the Godavari river was furious.
“In response to a request received from Eluru District Administration for rescue and relief operations due to heavy floods of river Godavari, Indian Navy launched two medium-lift UH 3H helicopters from INS Dega at Visakhapatnam on 14 Jul 22 to provide humanitarian assistance. “Koida (7 habitations) and Katkur (9 settlements) waterlogged areas in Velairpadu division,” the Navy said in a statement.
Helicopters dropped relief material including essential food items, medicines, milk, bread to the stranded villagers. So far more than 2000 kg of relief material has been transported by helicopters operating from Rajahmundry airport.
With the Godavari river raging, Andhra Pradesh is on the verge of severe floods. It is also feared that tens of villages may be submerged, mostly in West Godavari and Konaseema districts.
Godavari is flowing near the third danger level of 1.7 million cusecs at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage in Dovaleswaram.
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