Defence forces turn a ray of hope
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Floods have struck the southern part of this nation. But at every moment of crisis there emerges a ray of hope, needless to say, it was our brave soldiers of our armed services who gave a helping hand.
Infodea went to know more in this regard. Indian Air Force (IAF) flew a Mi-17 V5 helicopter from Trivandrum for a recce of flood hit areas of northern districts in Kerala. IAF helicopters conducted a survey of areas affected by landslides in Wayanad and Malappuram in Kerala.
IAF did evacuate four civilians stuck in the swirling waters in Niligiris district of Tamilnadu, food packets were also dropped Sarang helicopters of IAF. The giant transport aircraft C-17 of IAF inducted Army Engineering Task Force (ETF) at Sulur near Coimbatore and NDRF team in Mangalore.
Defence Security Corps (DSC) personnel of Indian Army located at DSC Centre in Kannur rescued an infant from the landslide area of Puthumala in Wayanad.
DSC personnel were under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Thirthankar at Puthumala. DSC personnel made a makeshift bridge with wooden logs and rescued 50 stranded people from Raimala of Wayanad.
DSC team under the leadership of Major Prageeth of Military Hospital at Kannur provided medical aid. Disaster response team from One Platoon of Territorial Army has evacuated the residents in fishing boat in association with fishermen.
Coast Guard team from Beypore distributed food materials to the flood hit area of Vazhakkad. The NCC cadets of the newly raised 5 Kerala Battalion at Wayanad lent a helping hand at relief camps at Kuppadi, Ambalavayal areas of Wayanad.
Cadets of 9 Kerala Unit of NCC established a camp for the collection and distribution of flood relief materials at St.Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Kozhikode.
Two columns of Army from 19 Madras Regiment and 4 columns from 13 Garhwal are deployed at various rain hit areas of Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Chengannur.