NDRF

  • Well-prepared Andhra, Odisha weather Cyclone Hudhud, six dead, Vishakapatnam worst hit October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Casualty mounts to two in Odisha due to storm October 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Casualty in cyclone Hudhud rose to two in Odisha with a fresh death reported from Puri on Sunday. The deceased fisherman, who is yet to be identified, was caught in the sea current amid a tidal surge while he was trying to save his fishing boat anchored in the coast...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Communication lines have been down, says a Visakhapatnam resident October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam on high alert as cyclone Hudhud makes landfall in Visakhapatnam. "Communication lines have been down since Saturday night. Electricity and water supply has also been turned off," said a local resident. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud threatens east coast; PM Modi holds emergency meeting, rescue & relief teams ready October 11, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: As clouds loom dangerously over Visakhapatnam, and cyclone Hudhud less than 24 hours from making landfall, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness to combat the cyclone. The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, Principal Secretary to the PM Nripendra Mishra, Additional Principal...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Over 1.5 lakh evacuated in 5 districts of Andhra Pradesh October 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: More than 1.5 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas of five coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh which are expected to be hit by a rainfall of up to 45 cm in the next two days under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that is due...
  • 'Hudhud': NDRF airlifts large cutters, increases teams to 44 October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Disaster Relief Force is airlifting a number of large metal and wood cutters from here to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the states expected to be hit by Cyclone 'Hudhud', and has increased the strength of its relief teams on standby from 39 to 44. "We have...
  • Cyclone Hudhud less than 250 kms from eastern coast; Army, Navy and NDRF on standby October 11, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: With cyclone Hudhud less than 250 kms from the eastern coast, the Army and the Navy, along with the National Disaster Response Force are readying themselves to face all eventualities. Cyclone Hudhud, which has strengthened into a severe cyclonic storm, will make landfall between Madhurawada and Bimli, 30 kms...
  • Authorities put on high alert as cyclone Hudhud nears Visakhapatnam October 11, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud has now strengthened into a very severe cyclonic storm and is fast approaching the eastern coast. The cyclone will make landfall along the Andhra and Odisha coasts by Sunday. Both the state governments are on high alert and working round the clock to prevent loss of life and...
  • Cyclone Hudhud turns into a severe storm; Andhra Pradesh, Odisha on high alert, many trains cancelled October 11, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar/Hyderabad: Cyclone Hudhud has now strengthened into a very severe cyclonic storm and is fast approaching the eastern coast of India. The cyclone will make landfall near Vishakhapatnam coast in the Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon while Odisha coast will also be affected. Both the state governments are on high...
  • Andhra gears up for cyclone threat; NDRF teams arrive October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the state gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud' in coastal districts where an alert has been sounded. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre is sending four...
  • Cyclone Hudhud to hit Visakhapatnam on October 12, NDRF gears up for emergencies October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Hudhud is likely to make landfall in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district by Sunday, October 12, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Wednesday. "As per the current assessment, the cyclone will cross Visakhapatnam by October 12. It is likely to cross the east coast between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur in...
  • Kashmir lest we forget October 8, 2014

    It's been a month since floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir. Some areas in Srinagar are still waterlogged with water levels as high as 3 to 5 feet. ...
  • Nearly 4 lakh still hit, flood crisis remains grim: Assam government October 4, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in flood-hit Assam remains grim with nearly four lakh people still affected even though water levels were receding at most places in the state. According to the daily flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.74 lakh people across three districts are still grappling with...
  • NDRF says 85 people killed by floods in Assam and Meghalaya September 27, 2014

    Guwahati: A total of 85 people have been killed due to heavy floods and inundation in Assam and Meghalaya, the NDRF on Saturday said. After combating the floods and water logging tragedy for over a week in the two states, the lead mitigation force has now shifted its operations from...
  • The government's priority was to rescue stranded people: Omar Abdullah September 18, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah emphasized that the government didn't have any priorities as far as the rescue operations were concerned. Abdullah said that priority was given to people in distress and that the priority was to rescue stranded people. Abdullah also pointed out the Army and NDRF...
  • J&K floods: In this Pulwama village, epidemic fears loom large as authorities look away September 16, 2014

    The JammuSrinagar Highway has finally reopened after the devastating floods. Authorities continue to distribute relief material. The big priority is food, drinking water and essential medical supplies, but sanitation and hygiene remains a big problem. Mufti Islah sends us a ground report from a village in Pulwama. ...
  • J&K floods: What do victims need? September 16, 2014

    Over two lakh people have been rescued in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir but the big challenge ahead was to supply food and relief to the people. The locals continue to battle with uncertainity without the basics and have accused the government of ignoring their plight. ...
  • Srinagar resident's premonition about floods came true hours later September 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Tawheed Bazaz, 35, a resident of Srinagar, had a premonition that the flood waters which had inundated the city centre, Lal Chowk, early last Sunday, would also reach their Mandir Bagh locality. "It came true just hours later as the muddy flood waters made their first appearance in our...
  • J&K floods: As flood waters recede, civic problems come to the fore September 15, 2014

    Srinagar: The joint effort by the Army, Indian Air Force and National Defence Response Force have rescued 1,84,000 people in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir. But with the receding flood waters, civic problems have now come to the fore. Stagnant water in the state may lead to an outbreak of waterborne...
  • J&K gears up for lurking health emergency, 2 lakh people rescued September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: With the threat of disease outbreak lurking in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, efforts have been initiated on a warfooting to provide medical staff and medicines even as rescue operations were slightly hampered on Sunday due to return of rains in the Valley. Armed forces and National Disaster Relief Force have...
  • To restore calm, Armed Police from Jammu airlifted to Valley September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: In the wake of attacks on rescue teams of NDRF and Army, two battalions of Armed Police have been airlifted from Jammu to floodravaged Kashmir Valley to maintain law and order. A week after floods battered Srinagar, policemen are seen regulating traffic at several roads...
  • J&K: Rains briefly hit relief work, Health Ministry steps up medicine supply September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Relief operations in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir were briefly hampered on Sunday morning due to rains even as the Armed forces and NDRF rescued nearly 50,000 more people trapped in flood waters in Kashmir Valley. Mild rainfall occurred in many parts of the Valley on Sunday morning, triggering fears...
  • Health worries mount in floodhit J&K, Harsh Vardhan to visit Srinagar today September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: As flood waters recede, health worries are mounting in Jammu and Kashmir over the outbreak of any waterborne diseases. Over one and a half lakh people are still marooned several days after the worst floods in the state in six decades unleashed a trail of death and destruction. ...
  • J&K floods: Relief operations underway to restore communication and reconnect the valley September 13, 2014

    Jammu: A week after the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir the focus is now on relief work and reconnecting the Valley. The Army and Border Roads Organisation hoping to repair and reopen the JammuSrinagar highway could still take four more days. The Army is also saying it's working to restore...
  • J&K floods: NDRF deploys 'boat hospitals', turns to relief operations September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After undertaking rescue operation in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now focusing on relief operations and had deployed 'boat hospitals' in water logged areas to provide health care facilities to the stranded people. "We have changed our role. For the last one week...
  • Omar announces Rs 100 crore each for Jammu, Kashmir valley September 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Getting its act together after being initially numbed by last week's devastating floods, Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced financial and other assistance to those hit by the disaster, including assistance of Rs 100 crore each to the Jammu region and the Kashmir valley and supply of free...
  • J&K floods: Army IAF, NDRF working day and night, rescue operations underway September 12, 2014

    With a week passed, many areas of flood hit state of Jammu and Kashmir are still under the water. NDRF, Army and Air Force are working day and night to evacuate stranded people from various areas. ...
  • J&K floods: Schools will be back on track soon, banks not affected, says CM Omar Abdullah September 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as lakhs of people are still stranded in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has assured that schools will be back on track soon and banks will not be affected by the floods. He also said that action is being taken to contain...
  • J&K floods: Lakhs still stranded; landslides wreak havoc in Jammu, leave an entire village buried September 12, 2014

    Jammu/Srinagar: More than 1,10,000 people have been rescued from different parts of the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir, but the death toll has crossed 200. Lakhs still remain stranded with many of them refusing to leave their homes. Rescuers want all people evacuated as there are concerns about the potential spread...
  • J&K floods: Over 1 lakh evacuated, many stranded people reluctant to leave their homes September 11, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. For those who don't want to leave their homes, authorities said they are concentrating more on providing...