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9 Aug 2019, Kerala:

Indian Army :

To assist the civil administration in rescue operations in the flood affected areas of Kerala, the DSC Centre at Kannur had already moved one column (around 60 personnel) each of personnel to Wayanad, Kannur, Iritty, Kozhikode and Thamrassery in northern part of Kerala and Virajpet in the Coorg Dist of Karnataka. DSC personnel have already reached their respective areas and rescue operations are in full swing.

Pangode Military Station has deployed 3 columns (one column consists of around 62 personnel which includes One Lt Col, One Major, 03 JCOs and remaining from other ranks), one each at Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Ernakulam. Out of these 3 columns,
2 columns from 19 Madras and one column from 13 Garhwal are also undertaking the rescue operations. Army K&K sub area at Bangalore is co-ordinating the entire flood operations in Kerala. In total 9 columns are actively involved in the rescue operations.

Indian Air Force :

All the bases under Southern Air Command have been put on high alert in view of the prevalent weather situation at Kerala. 12 helicopters including Mi-17 V5 and ALH are are kept in readiness at Sulur air base. Indian Air Force is working in close coordination with the State administration and sister services.

Indian Coast Guard :

Indian Coast Guard has deployed a total of 16 teams which include 3 teams in Beypore, two teams are already in full swing for rescue operations and another team has been kept as standby. They have already rescued 500 people. 10 teams are kept in readiness in Kochi and 3 teams are also standby in Vizhinjam.